Education and Experience

I received acupuncture training at the California Acupuncture College in Los Angeles from 1979 through 1982 and passed both the California and National Licensing exams immediately.

I returned to the same school in 1983 to earn the degree of Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD)

I began teaching at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine (SBCOM) in 1983 and taught there until the College closed in 2007. Classes taught included acupuncture theory, acupuncture points (location, techniques, and function), and Clinical Supervision.

I was the Academic Dean at SBCOM from 1995 through 2007. Responsibilities included hiring faculty, presiding over faculty meetings, organizing the Master’s Degree Projects, curriculum planning, syllabus approval,  reviewing cumulative exams, and conflict resolution.

I have studied with teachers from many countries including China, Japan, Korea, Australia, France, Belgium, Germany, England, and the United States, and utilize many styles of practice from their teachings.