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 sit with in practice; without them I would be lost. I would also like to extend gratitude to Dr. Dickson Thom N.D. and Dr. Robert Abell N.D. with whom I have studied many times with via teleconference or seminar.

Dr. Charles McWilliams N.D. – West Indies

In March 2014, I had the great privilege of spending a week with a master – Dr. Charles McWilliams N.D. of Nevis Island. All I can say is that I have been very blessed to have already studied from so many elders, but the tools and understanding Charles has given me are absolutely priceless.

Dr. Gary Schafer N.D. – Sherwood Park, Alberta

In 2013, 2014, and 2016 I had the honor and privilege of shadowing naturopathic elder, Dr. Gary Schafer N.D. of Vital Health Clinic in Sherwood Park AB ( He is an expert in the naturopathic field and I owe him a lot for sharing his wisdom with me.

Mr. John Redden R.H, – Toronto, Ontario

In January 2014 I became very blessed to begin studying outside of the naturopathic college (because adding more school work just makes sense) with Toronto’s most famous registered herbalist, Mr. John Redden R.H. I will spend the next 3 years advancing my knowledge of herbal medicine with this grand-master.

Dr. Jonn Matsen N.D. – North Vancouver, British Columbia

In 2013 I was very fortunate to shadow Dr. Jonn Matsen N.D. of Northshore Naturopathic Clinic in North Vancouver – the naturopath who treated me in 2008 and consequentially inspired me to follow the same path. Dr. Matsen is famous for his Eating Alive books (, and his specific focus on diet, digestion, and the liver. He is a golden nugget.

Dr. Mikio Sankey T.C.M.D. – Los Angeles, California

In 2013 and 2014 I had the great honor of studying with Dr. Mikio Sankey T.C.M.D. – founder of Esoteric Acupuncture. This is a system that rapidly increases the efficacy of regular acupuncture, promotes a very high degree of wellness, and advances spiritual growth. Mikio has had a very serious impact on my life, to which I am extremely grateful.