Credentials

Licenses, Certifications, and Credentials

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (OR# 84852)
  • NCCAOM Certified Dipl.AC
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Clean Needle Technique
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Reiki Master Level

Educational Background

  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2004), Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz CA.
  • Certified Massage Therapist, Cypress Health Institute, Santa Cruz CA.
  • Certified Reiki Practitioner, Master Level,  Quadra Island, BC
  • 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training, Amrita, Portland OR

Advanced Study

Western Herbal Apprenticeships

  • Christopher Hobbs at American School of Herbalism, Santa Cruz CA.
  • Jeanine Pollack at Botanical Adventures, Santa Cruz CA.
  • Susun Weed at Shamanic Herbal Studies, Woodstock NY.
  • Susan Orloff at Hollyhock Retreat Center, Cortes Island BC. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine Apprenticeship, Michael Tierra at East-West Clinic, Santa Cruz CA.

Yoga Studies

  • 200 hr Teacher Training course with Sara Joy at Amrita Sanctuary, Portland OR.
  • 40 hr Teacher Training with Karen Sprute-Francovich at Garden Street Yoga, Coeur d’ Alene ID
  • 100 hr Immersion with Noah Maze, Berkeley CA.
  • 100 hr Immersion with Sianna Sherman, Berkeley CA.

Professional Experience

OWNER/DIRECTOR/ACUPUNCTURIST/HERBALIST of Nikol Angel LAc. and Good Medicine Enterprises At Laughing Mountain

  • Developing a Chineseherbal pharmacy based on classical Chinese formulas for individual custom blends.
  • Developing Warrior Acupuncture, a program for veterans to receive complimentary acupuncture treatments focused on pain management and PTSD.
  • Developing line of medicinal herbal tea blends comprised of western, eastern, and ayervedic herbs. 

RESIDENT ACUPUNCTURIST Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Water’s Edge Outpatient Clinic, The Dalles, OR……Current

  • As Acupuncturist:
    • Providing East Asian medical expertise in an integrative western medical setting.
    • Close working relationship with Celilo cancer center, administering treatment to oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
    • Provides complimentary acupuncture for MCMC employees in a community-style setting in partnership with a Musical Thanatologist.
    • Give community education lecture series on the benefits of acupuncture to various disorders such as diabetes, heart health, and pain management.

ACUPUNCTURIST, HERBALIST, CREDENTIALING COORDINATOR, MARKETING ASSISTANT, Cascade Acupuncture Center, Hood River, OR………………………………………………………2010-2012

  • As Acupuncturist/Herbalist:
    • Administered acupuncture treatments specializing in the Dr. Tan treatment methodology, consisting of localized and distal point/meridian therapy with utilization of the scalp and ear.
    • Conducted herbal consultations and prescribed custom and patent herbal formulas for internal and external applications.
    • Counseled patients on lifestyle modifications including diet, nutrition, therapeutic exercises and stress management.
    • Implemented treatment plans based on patients’ goals for acute relief, corrective care, and chronic pain maintenance.
    • Communicated directly with physicians and various other multidisciplinary practitioners regarding mutual patient referrals, care rendered, and progress status.
    • Composed and transcribed health documents containing patient progress and Report of Findings for requesting medical insurers.
    • Complied efficiently with Workman’s Compensation protocols, rules and guidelines.
    • Devised and executed an outreach program targeting the surrounding medical facilities and health care establishments to further build awareness and education on the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
    • Scheduled lectures, workshops and in-house community events.
    • Donated health consultations and treatments to a multitude of charities and similar organizations.
    • Conducted complimentary pulse and tongue diagnosis and wellness consultations at several Health Screenings, wellness events, and health establishments.

 ACUPUNCTURIST, HERBALIST, Whitefish Community Acupuncture, Whitefish, MT…………….2009

  • Administered acupuncture treatments every 15 minutes, consisting of localized and distal point/meridian therapy with utilization of the scalp and ear.
  • Consistently treated four patients an hour, with the most being eight per hour.

HERBALIST/FOUNDER, Angel Juice Botanicals, Whitefish, MT……………………………………………..2009

  • Developed a line of medicinal herbal teas containing western, eastern, and ayurvedic herbs for application in overall wellness, women’s health, detox, and digestion.

 ACUPUNCTURIST, HERBALIST, Rejuvenate Wellness Center, Whitefish, MT………………………..2009

  • Performed Traditional Chinese Medical assessment and diagnosis specializing in acute trauma, chronic pain management, and neuro-muscular disorders.
  • Implemented therapeutic techniques such as Tui Na, Cupping, and Moxibustion.

ACUPUNCTURIST, HERBALIST, Steiner Spas Maritime Division, Miami, FL…………………………..2006

  • Accomplished the initial development of the Acupuncture programs on the major cruise lines of Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland American and Carnival.
  • Implemented protocols and procedures for revenue building and marketing.
  • Performed three lectures weekly on the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

ACUPUNCTURIST, HERBALIST, Meadowlark Wellness Center, Dubois, WY………………………….2005

  • Served as Resident Acupuncturist for a multi-disciplinary team specializing in Multiple Sclerosis.