I was born and raised on a farm in Saskatchewan, and I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry as a general dentist in 1998. I was drawn to practice dentistry in Calgary, Alberta because the people of this fantastic city are willing to support anyone with a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for progress. I am passionate about my profession, and I want to make a difference in the lives of the people that I serve.
For more than two decades I have worn a few hats as a dentist and co-owner of Downtown Dental:
-Sports dentist working with the medical team for the Calgary Flames.
-Forensic dentist working with the Chief Medical Office in Calgary.
Most recently I have completed a mind-body medicine program through Harvard Medical School and the Benson Henry Institute. I am now accredited to teach their SMART program which educates patients to participate in their own wellness in order to decrease stress and their vulnerability to disease.
Developing human connection is of utmost importance to me. I enjoy helping patients participate in their own well-being. I have also been a certified yoga instructor for over 10 years. I teach yoga teachers and students anatomy, physiology, and the neuroscience of meditation. In addition, I lead students through guided meditations. I enjoy spending time outdoors; running, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. I love to cook for my husband Darren.