I live, work, and play with family, friends, and my dogs in the Snoqualmie Valley, WA. Twice a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, I have a PhD in medical sociology and have been teaching adults in higher and continuing education settings for many years. Prior to teaching, I was a trauma and orthopedics operating room nurse in a regional trauma center in Scotland. Now I use that expertise to teach yoga and create education materials for healthcare professionals through Thistle Editorial, LLC.
I have always been active—swimming, running, hiking, kayaking—but only began practicing yoga in my mid 40s. A decade later, I am stronger, more energetic, and calmer, than ever.