1998 BUS in Biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. The coursework included Human Anatomy and Physiology with a cadaver lab, Microbiology, Microbial Physiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Immunology.
2009 Certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques by Advanced-Trainings. The 100+ hours of coursework included theory and technique, assessment, acute and chronic whiplash, TMJ disorders, and scoliosis.
2014 Elected Board Member, AMTA-NM. Appointed to Chair the Government Relations Committee.
2015 Successfully lobbied the Legislature for Sunset Review of the NM Massage Therapy Practice Act to ensure continued licensure of LMTs in NM.
2017 Co-author of and lobbyist for NM SB 275, which would have put continuing education requirements into the law and simplified the regulatory structure for massage therapy instructors. The bill was passed unanimously by the NM Senate and House, but vetoed by the Governor.