If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody. - Chinese proverb
About me ...
As for me, I got my start in Higher Education Non-Profit and worked for 10 + years at UCLA, including the Anderson School of Management. After leading in a number of positions in operations, including Director of Annual Giving, it became clear to me that having a more fulfilling life, and to have the kind of impact I hoped to have would only be possible through innovation and entrepreneurialism.
I left the corporate world to begin a career of consulting, and eventually found myself leading management and operations efforts of several high end medical practices. In this role I grew the businesses I worked with while learning what makes the healthcare industry tick. In my work, I met many wonderful specialists and experts and was educated in the incredible importance of sleep, breath, and the human airway in overall health and development.
in 2016, I finally decided it was time to step out on my own with a few amazing colleagues and start a practice that addressed the maladies of the airway and sleep processes head on, rather than just treating symptoms which seems to be the mainstream modus operandi. I am grateful for my long work/friendship with Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton (our myofunctional therapist) who has been instrumental in crafting the protocols we employ in treating tongue-tie, and other speech, eating, sleep and breathing issues. Our introduction (and now close collaboration with) to Dr. Soroush Zaghi was also a critical event. With his outstanding expertise in oral maxillofacial surgery, and his incredible attention to detail, he plans and executes procedures that not only improve the lives of our pediatric and adult patients, but advances his field of medicine. Now, through practicing, educating, lecturing, publishing, and consulting, our team intends to bring our wonderfully effective protocols to the wider community so more can benefit.