I have been in private practice in Santa Rosa since 1984 and I am one of the founding practitioners of the original IMC team. Some volunteer and professional organizations I have participated in: The Northern California district of the California Chiropractic Association (including Director and Local President) for a period of 15 yrs.
Former Board Member of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the American Red Cross, having chaired the Health and Safety Committee. Former Chairman of the Ambassadors Committee with the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.
I received my Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science Degrees from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1983. My undergraduate education and AA degree are from College of Marin in Kentfield, 1980. I attended high school at Laguna Beach High School, my family’s hometown.
I am a veteran, having served with the 25th Infantry in Hawaii in 1972-73.
I received my basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and infantry training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. I also served with the Army Reserve at Fort DeRussy in Honolulu Hawaii, where I remained until returning to California in 1977.
It was while living in Hawaii, that I first became interested in natural healing and philosophies. As long as I can remember, I loved the feeling of helping others. The difficult part was figuring out what form this would take. Instinctively, my hands seemed a vital part of the equation. At first I thought I would become an architect, earning two scholarships upon graduation that were never used. I drove a truck, I worked for my family’s house painting business (before the military), and learned to fix cars as a way to stay in Hawaii.
But when I first received massage therapy from a friend and asked to be shown basic techniques so I could reciprocate, I realized I had found my niche, my calling. Hands on therapy seemed to come naturally to me; I felt comfortable. So Hawaii was where I studied and helped teach Polarity Therapy seminars while also learning basic herbology, nutrition and various natural healing concepts.
It was not until I returned to California (Mill Valley) that I was introduced to Chiropractic through my best friend Dr. Richard Diamond. He helped me realize Chiropractic represented the perfect combination of health philosophy and hands-on approach. It was just what I was looking for. March of 2020 will mark 36 years in practice. I plan to continue the privilege of helping others as long as my body allows!