As a full-time licensed massage therapist and massage therapy instructor in Alabama, I study the causes and sources of pain and discomfort in your body. I make it my business to find answers and effective pain relief methods for you. 

As a software developer in my first career, I have personal understanding and experience of the pain that comes from sitting behind a computer all day.

The more I learn, the more I discover that our physical and spiritual symptoms have many sources, especially the family system. In my practice I use all of my training and professional experience to help resolve these issues of pain and difficulty which sometimes seem to have mysterious origin.

I celebrate the completion of 3,070 hours of training in the healing arts! 
What follows is a summary of the courses, trainings, and certificates I have received in massage therapy, shamanism, and systemic and family constellations. Complete lists of courses can be found by clicking the appropriate buttons.


Professional Milestones

1984              Bachelor of Science from Duke University in Computer Science, minor in Electrical Engineering
1982-1999     Software Developer
May 1999      Massage Diploma from the Healing Arts School of Massage, Huntsville, AL.  650 hrs
May 1999      Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by NCBTMB
May 1999-present  Alabama Massage Therapy License #656 in good standing
1999-2001     Teaching Assistant, Healing Arts School of Massage, Huntsville, AL
Jun 2000      Certification in Orthopedic Massage with Whitney Lowe / OMERI. Siler City, NC.    70 hrs
June 2004    Alabama Massage Therapy Instructor License #I-065
2004-2005   Massage Therapy I Instructor, Madison School of Massage. Created Massage Therapy I curriculum.
2013              Designed Acupressure protocol for chemotherapy support study, St. Jude's teaching hospital
Sep 2015      Certified Systemic and Family Systems Constellation Facilitator, All My Relations Constellations, Ashton, MD 147 hrs


Massage Therapy Credentials

650 Total Core Massage Training Hours
202 Logged Acupressure case study experience Hours
649.5 Total CEU Hours

1,513 Total Hours of Massage Therapy Training (excluding classroom teaching hours)


Shamanic Credentials

Please be very, very suspicious of any certification 'proving' power or shamanic ability: the Spirits alone confer the power and the abilities, not an organization.

My Personal Statement
I am a fallible human who claims neither perfection nor mastery. I am a man on my Path, committed to my own daily healing and growth and willing to support those who are on their own healing journey, physically and spiritually.

Ayllu Altar, Weaverville, NC 2016.

Ayllu Altar, Weaverville, NC 2016.

Heather Kabat translating for Adolfo Ttito Condori in Weaverville, NC, 2016

Heather Kabat translating for Adolfo Ttito Condori in Weaverville, NC, 2016

Shamanic Programs Completed

Sep 2008   Graduate of Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, OH
Oct 2013     Mesa Masterclass with Adolfo Ttito Condori. Poma Canchi and Sacred Valley, Peru
Mar 2014     Graduate of Betsy Bergstrom's Teacher Training program #1


1,303 Hours Total Shamanic Training Taken


Systemic and Family Constellations credentials

Oct 2017    Presenter, North American Systemic Constellations conference, Virginia Beach, VA: "Meet the Pachamama: The Mother of us All"
Sep 2016     Article - Shamanic Healing Applications of Systemic and Family Constellations, Journal of Shamanic Practice
July 2016     Member, International Systemic Constellations Association, ISCA
Sep 2015     Certified Systemic and Family Systems Constellation Facilitator by Francesca Mason Boring, Ashton, MD 147 hrs

265.5 Hours Total Constellations Training
508 Processes facilitated

Happy Souls at the International Systemic Constellations Intensive, 2016, Connecticut, USA.

Happy Souls at the International Systemic Constellations Intensive, 2016, Connecticut, USA.