I grew up in a small Wisconsin town where I discovered my passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Currently I'm a chiropractor, coach, speaker, practice growth strategist, and podcast host. I'm addicted to anything interior design, I live for Lululemon leggings and listening to Lizzo (say that five times fast), and — to the surprise of many— I do not drink coffee (don't leave yet...I have plenty of redeeming qualities to make up for it!)
...you’ll find me wearing many hats. On any given day, I'm adjusting patients at River Shores, recording an episode of the Illuminate Your Practice podcast, or doing the coaching thing with the Illuminated Squad. The variety of challenges presented as I get to dig in to each role and dynamic fuels me, and I strive to provide the most positive growth experience through caring and sharing my wisdom.
in my community...
...I’m known for helping patients, colleagues, and community groups. Of course, I’m also known as Mom and “that lady who helps in the school health room”, as well as a few other descriptions from my kids – both my own and those from the families I serve I’m sure ;)
People would most likely describe me as...
ambitious, driven and committed (some days I think I should be based on my crazy schedule). Balancing my drive, however, I think they would also say that I am compassionate, caring, and have an innate talent of knowing how to take them from where they are on their journey to the next level in becoming their best personally and/or professionally.
I love serving the world by...
helping others find the best version of themselves and helping them become more successful so they can positively impact others in their lives. This passion I have for personal and professional growth, living a natural lifestyle, and making a difference – one individual at a time, is truly who I am. It allows me to live the best version of my life; one where I truly make a difference by helping people identify their unique talents and collaborate with them to design the life they desire through coaching, teaching and inspiring them to be the best version of themselves.
Want to know more about me?
- I'm an Introvert
I’m actually an introvert. There are still times I wish I had a vomit bucket prior to speaking… it’s. not. cute.
- Who run the world?!
My favorite job title is CEO. Over the past 13 years I've built a thriving pediatric and family practice that houses a full staff of doctors and CAs caring for patients everyday. As my practice grew, so did my desire to share my story through speaking and mentoring other chiropractors. Inspiring colleagues to find their strength within and build the practice of their dreams is one of my true passions in life.
- Favorite TV show
I still laugh out loud at most episodes of Friends. I mean the turkey stuck on Joey’s head?! Come. On!
- My inspiration
Another title I can’t live without- Mommy. Keaton (age 7), and Kyla (age 3) are the best things that have ever happened to me. (Well, besides my hubby Joe who I met in a yahoo chatroom when I was a teenager- no joke).
Speaking of Joe, he surprises me often with ridiculous craigslist purchases. Yes, he owns a commercial slush puppy machine (insert eye roll emoji)
- My experience
I honed my skills as a thought leader and coach for one of the largest chiropractic training companies for the better part of 3 years.
- Straight up embarrassing :)
My adult beverage of choice is Blue UV Vodka. Just by sharing this fact alone, you know I really have gotten over my fear of judgement. (Yes, get your jokes out about dorm room libations now!)
- Just me...
I put my head down, I work hard, and I’m honest and vulnerable along the way. I’m not afraid to tell you about my mistakes and I never ever stop growing. I still have so much to learn, but that is what makes me authentic enough to connect with you!