I got started on my journey to becoming a sleep therapist when I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in the mid 2000’s. At that point, I had no idea that I’d end up with my own practice or specializing in treating patients with sleep problems, let alone becoming an educator and speaker in an emerging field.
But it didn’t take me long to realize that many of the patients I was seeing as a hygienist had other things going on besides gum disease and tooth decay. Myofunctional therapy offered a way to help them with everything from mouth breathing and speech problems to sleep-related conditions.
So I opened up Faceology, my myofunctional therapy practice, and I loved it from the earliest days. Over time, the number of patients who approached me for help getting a better night’s sleep increased dramatically, so I expanded my practice to offer them exactly what they needed. Before I knew it, helping patients with their sleep was a big part of my life.
I’m happy to say that I love my work, and that I love being able to change people’s lives.
I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for my entire life and call Seattle home. Nature is a big part of my world, and I love hiking, bird watching, camping, animals and just being out and about enjoying the incredible beauty of Washington State. I also love to travel, so you’ll often find me visiting interesting destinations like Thailand and Australia when I can.