Learning is a lifelong passion of mine. When I was a child I wanted to be three things: chef, psychologist, and massage therapist. I began cooking for my family at the age of eight and entered the professional kitchen at 15. After completing culinary school in Baltimore, MD, I continued my journey as personal chef, restaurateur, event planner, caterer and healthy lifestyle coach.
My love of travel also began at a young age. I always knew I wanted to see the world and experience other cultures first hand. My first international experience was at age 18 when I lived and worked in Ireland. Although I am classically French trained, the first country's food I fell in love with was Israel. The mediterranean style of eating is not only nutritious, but delicious! I really enjoyed their unique vegetable and fish centered dishes. On my most recent journey my husband and I visited China and Thailand. It was the Isan cuisine that we savored the most. I am excited to share the many different cuisines I have experienced.
My adventurous nature also manifested in the performance world. Exuro Entertainment was founded in North Carolina in 2006 and soon expanded to Seattle and Las Vegas. We performed fire dancing, stilt walking and adagio balancing acts for crowds as big as 50,000.
Seeking more knowledge, I earned my Psychology degree and then worked in hospitals and research laboratories managing clinical trials. I knew it was time to shift my focus after moving to California, where I chose to explore my massage therapy education.
Once I began my journey into the healing arts, I knew it was what I am meant to do for the rest of my life! I took all of the massage courses the college had to offer, then continued to train in lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, prenatal, orthopedic, Thai, and shiatsu. My unique style combines both eastern and western medicine for a holistic approach to massage therapy.
We moved to Chattanooga because of our love for the outdoors. We like to hike, rock climb and kayak. We are also excited by the thriving art and music scene here.
I am excited to support clients’ pursuits of improved well-being through massage therapy as well as education and creation of delicious and approachable, nutrient dense meals.