I practice medicine as a Physician Assistant in Santa Cruz, California. My approach includes a strong emphasis on nutrition and preventive health care.  Keeping people healthy is my primary goal. I have treated thousands of people over the years but my greatest learning brings me back to what I have always known: Prevention is the best medicine.

For the past 9 years I have been a care partner for my mother as she lives out her life with Alzheimer’s disease. From her, I have learned the art of caring. I also work with the Alzheimer’s Association as an advocate and a volunteer.

Resiliency and rejuvenation is found through a regular practice of yoga and meditation; a great love of water and for outdoor adventures of any type.


University of Washington Masters in Public Health

Stanford University Primary Care Program

BS Degree in Nutrition San Jose State University