I began my studies in 1987 in New York City at the Ohashi Institute. After completing the basic program in 1990 I continued training to be an instructor for the Ohashi Institute. In 1991, I moved back to Portland, Oregon with my husband and daughter, and enrolled in massage licensing classes at East-West College. There, I trained in Swedish & Sports massage.
Currently I study with Clifford Andrews, Dinah John and Nicola Pooley of the Shiatsu College of the U.K.
I teach Shiatsu privately and also at East-West College of the Healing Arts. I taught thereoriginally from 1992-1999, and in 2009 I returned to East-West College to teach beginning Shiatsu again. I also give Shiatsu treatments to patients at the Immune Enhancement Project at the Institute for Traditional Medicine in S.E. Portland. My private practice is located in Southeast Portland, Oregon.