A Bit About Me


Licensed Massage Practitioner and Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner

I have always wanted to help animals, big or small. My background includes being a natural dog breeder, retired professional handler, trainer, rescuer, and now an AKC judge. My desire was to find a way to help animals maintain healthy lives.

In 2005, I met Patricia Kortekaas, PT of Full Spectrum Therapy. She started opening my eyes to a manual therapy technique that started helping our dogs health and physical well being. I saw miracles of healing happen in front of my eyes. It wasn’t until 2008 that I discovered, through the help of Jean Pierson, PT, that I had the talent to become a healer like Patricia and Jean.

To turn my desire into a reality, I went to massage school to become an LMP and then to animal massage school to get my qualifications as a certified small animal massage practitioner or SAMP. I have taken classes through Patricia to learn her technique and am now a certified Animal Normalization Therapist (ANT-C).

As a dog breeder, I have been feeding a raw/natural diet since 1997. Nutrition for your pets is important for their overall health which includes a complete diet with supplements to compliment that diet. Each pet sometimes needs a different protocol and I am happy to make recommendations or problem solve.

My goal in life is to help an animal feel the best they can. Whether it is strictly for maintenance or helping them to heal from an injury or chronic illness. I am always learning and feel that the more tools I am blessed with, the more opportunities will unfold.

*Massage is a compliment to, not a replacement for, veterinary care. Massage practitioners do not diagnose or treat illnesses or perform spinal manipulations.

WA LMP license# MA60168613