To become great at what you do requires having great elders and experts as mentors. Below is a list of mentors I have been fortunate enough to study from and observe in practice. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Dr. Dickson Thom ND and Dr. Robert Abell ND with whom I have studied from many times with via teleconference or seminar.
Dr. Gary Schafer ND – Sherwood Park, Alberta
From 2013-2018, I have had the honour and privilege of shadowing naturopathic elder, Dr. Gary Schafer ND of Vital Health Clinic in Sherwood Park, Alberta (www.vitalhealthclinic.ca). Dr. Schafer is an expert in the naturopathic field and is especially renowned for helping those when all other help has failed. I am sincerely grateful for his generous teaching nature.
Dr. Charles McWilliams ND – West Indies
In March 2014, I had the great privilege of spending a week with a master – Dr. Charles McWilliams ND of Nevis Island. All I can say is I am very blessed to inherit some of the tools and understandings Dr. Charles has refined from his own blessed lifetime of studying from masters in the field of alternative medicine.
Mr. John Redden RH – Toronto, Ontario
Perhaps Canada’s most famous medical herbalist and most intelligent human being – Mr. John Redden RH was my profound herbal medicine teacher. Discouraged with what and how the naturopathic college taught herbal medicine, I remedied my education by studying with John once a week for three years, and remain now in contact with this elder whenever in need of advice (personal or medical).
Dr. Jonn Matsen ND – North Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Jonn Matsen ND was my personal naturopath who in fact inspired me to become a naturopathic doctor. While on summer break in 2013, I was very fortunate to shadow Dr. Matsen in his North Vancouver practice. He is famous for his Eating Alive books (www.eatingalive.com), and his specific focus on diet, digestion, and liver health.
Dr. Mikio Sankey TCMD – Los Angeles, California
In 2013 and 2014, I had the honour and privilege of studying with Dr. Mikio Sankey TCMD – the founder of Esoteric Acupuncture. This acupuncture system rapidly increases the efficacy of traditional acupuncture, while promoting a high degree of wellness and personal growth. Dr. Sankey’s compassionate nature is reflected in this style of acupuncture, and I am sincerely grateful for his shared knowledge and skill.
Dr. Kaleb Montgomery TCMD – Toronto, Ontario
I had the rare opportunity of having the mentorship of Dr. Kaleb Montgomery TCMD for one year. Founder and developer of the acupuncture clinic – “Fertility Toronto,” Dr. Montgomery boasts a 76% pregnancy success rate in IVF patients who receive his full acupuncture protocol. I am very grateful for his shared knowledge and expertise that I can now confidently apply acupuncture to those struggling with the ability to conceive.