(1985-1986) Internship: Chicago General Health Services, Chicago, Illinois
(1982-1986) Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (with Honors--Class Valedictorian),
Bachelor of Science Degree, Human Biology; National University of Health
Sciences, Lombard, Illinois
(1976-1980) Bachelor of Arts, Psychology;
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
(1997–Present) Private Practice
After returning from India, operated a private clinic for the past 20 years, specializing in holistic chiropractic medicine with special emphasis on addressing the emotional and stress-related origins of pain and disease. The La Jolla Chiropractic Health Center, La Jolla, CA, (16 years), and since August of 2013 in our current location near Sea World Drive, The San Diego Chiropractic and Healing Center
(1994-1997) Staff Physician
M. A. Math Charitable Foundation, Kerala, India. Practiced holistic chiropractic medicine in southern India as a volunteer doctor. All proceeds from patient care were donated to large-scale humanitarian charitable projects.
(1988-1994) Clinic Director
The Sports & Family Chiropractic Center, Seaside, California. Founded and administrated a private clinic specializing in sports medicine and nutrition, employing as many as nine persons: including an associate doctor, massage therapists/physical therapy aids, an athletic trainer, receptionists, and business office personnel.
(1986-1988) Associate Doctor
Provance Chiropractic Sports and Rehabilitation Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana. Worked with members of the New Orleans Saints football team, served as personal doctor for the New Orleans Delta Festival Ballet Company, also treated Olympic, professional, and amateur athletes from most sports backgrounds.
POST-GRADUATE AND EXTRACURRICULAR
Guest lecturer for the following programs and institutions...
The University of California, San Diego, “Psychiatric Health Forum”
The National Physique Conference (NPC) “Southern Regional Symposium”
The University of New Orleans, Master of Public Health Administration program
The City of Monterey, CA; The City of Seaside, CA, Police Department
The Garden Health and Racquet Club of Monterey (twice producing four-part 'Sports Medicine & Nutrition' lecture series)
Multiple Schools of Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Kempo, and Karate
Received approximately 1196 hours of accredited post-graduate training, including 94 professional education seminars on topics concerning nutrition, orthopedics, and clinical practice. [California state requirements for re-licensing were only 464 hours.]
Employed as a teaching assistant in 13 different courses at the at National University of Health Sciences 1983-1986, instructing in Anatomy, Radiology, Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Pathology, and Chiropractic Technique.
Took a 3 year sabbatical in order to engage in learning and do charitable chiropractic practice overseas in India.
Established and operated private karate schools from 1975 thru 1980 teaching martial arts at Whitman College and The Evergreen State College as a second degree black-belt instructor in Tae Kwon Do.
GRADUATE HONORS AND AWARDS
Class Valedictorian - National University of Health Sciences, graduating class of August 1986,
Received the National University of Health Sciences “Anatomy Achievement Award”.
Published in a textbook still used at chiropractic colleges nationwide, “The States Manual of Spinal, Pelvic, and Extravertebral Technique", 2nd Ed., as doctor demonstrating the system of Diversified Adjusting Technique.
Invited by the Pathology Department at the National University of Health Sciences to take a full-time teaching position.
Hired as an instructor for the National Chiropractic Board Examinations, Part I, to teach a review course in the field of medical pathology.
Served as Motion Palpation Institute’s District Representative for Chicago, 1984-1986
Listed in “Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges” 1984, 1985, 1986
Current licensure has been in the state of California since 1987;
Held licensure also in the states of Louisiana and Illinois.
Received the Fox 6 News "2011 San Diego Top Doctors and Dentists Award"
UNDERGRADUATE HONORS AND AWARDS
Appointed to a Washington State Senate subcommittee by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, serving as a representative of all Washington State students for the assessment of basic educational standards in primary and secondary schools.
Received a one-year full tuition academic scholarship to Whitman College.
Granted the Whitman College “Honors at Entrance” award.
Awarded the "Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Academic Scholarship".
Received The National Youth Foundation Scholarship "I Dare You Leadership Award".
Recipient of the "Soroptomist Youth Citizenship Award".
Given the "Masonic Junior Achievement Award".
Interests in personal fitness: including weight and aerobic training, yoga, meditation, diet & nutrition
Past & present involvement in numerous athletic activities: scuba diving, skiing, biking, racquetball, tennis, running
Licensed Private Pilot (since 1977) – “Single engine-land” rating
Play piano – intermediate level ... for personal enjoyment
Speak basic conversational Spanish and French