I have always been interested in health, in approaches that facilitate awareness in health care for individual professionals, patients, and health care administrators. As a medical facilitator I believe that communication and relationship is a basic principle in health care. I recognize the many competing subsidiary issues that need to be addressed in a communicative dialogue (e.g. rising health care costs, health disparities). I integrate an adult education paradigm and address in addition to all other needs, the power and rank imbalance between health care providers and clients and the dominance of some cultural values over others. I believe in deepening meaning by unfolding individuals and communities stories and narratives. In contrast to the disenchanted worldview of mainstream medicine in which there is no place for mystery and magic I believe in peoples sentient experiences and dreaming nature. I embrace the idea of a force of life that animates our bodies and selves and try to foster the therapeutic powers within ourselves, which help us regain strength and overcome fatigue and sickness.
In my leisure time I play saxophone and love cooking for friends and my family. I love the outdoors and long walks on the Oregon beaches.