I grew up on a farm in North Carolina in a town so small there still isn't even a stoplight. After sending in photos and winning a modeling contest when I was 16 I had the opportunity to work in Paris. Modeling internationally was a great experience and this was the start of my love of traveling. Upon graduating high school I moved to New York to model full time and I worked and traveled around the world. This amazing career made it possible for me to experience a number of different cultures first hand and study foreign languages. In 2006 as a new mother looking for a more stable career I decided to study gemology through the Gemological Institute of America. I moved back to the United States with my son and started working in the jewelry industry in New York. I worked many years in the Diamond District in sales and design. I became interested in healthcare and alternative methods of healing and studied at Everglades University receiving my degree in Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine. Being able to study alternative methods of healing gave me a number of insights into their many benefits. I am currently studying acupuncture at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in North Carolina. I have recently become a HeartMath certified practitioner and I look forward to coaching you to improved heart coherence and stress management.