Heidi grew up in the natural beauty of the Connecticut countryside. She attended Drew University and Rutgers/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. It was there she solidified her professional career track with a BA in Biology plus a BS and MS as a Physician Assistant. She truly appreciated attending classes alongside medical students, fostering professional respect and the ability to work cohesively as a team.
Due to varied interests, Heidi initially found emergency medicine to be a good fit since it gave her a great foundational knowledge in many facets of medicine. Over time, however, she noticed that many were seeking solutions but still feeling unwell and without options for achieving true health. In her growing curiosity about how she could do more to help others heal, she went back to her childhood roots of seeking natural solutions. She decided to further her education, get back to basics, and focus on root-cause medicine rather than symptom management. In this process honed in on principles of biochemistry, genetics, nutrition, movement, balance, happiness, and personal goal achievement. This focus magnified when Heidi’s father became ill and she became a health advocate for him. She opened up to experience naturopathic and functional medicine on a new level, then took the leap to earn a certification in health counseling and integrative nutritional medicine which she has been studying since 2010.
Heidi moved to Asheville in 2016 to begin her career focused in health optimization and wellness. She feels ecstatic to have found like-minded souls at IFMA who really care about their clients, wanting each individual to feel their best and achieve their goals, whether regarding their health, personal success, relationships, or sense of community.
In her spare time, Heidi enjoys working on her home, gardening, hiking, traveling, and playing with her puppy, Zoe. Heidi is also enjoying her growing community here in Asheville and feels grateful to again be surrounded by the beauty of nature.