Natalie is a licensed physical therapist, a John F.Barnes myofascial release practitioner and a certified watsu aqua therapy bodyworker. She holds a masters degree in both Biomechanics and Physical Therapy and has worked in an out-patient orthopedic and sports medicine setting for the past 15 years.
Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, Natalie was a Biomechanics Teaching Fellow at the University of Otago in New Zealand. As a member of Sport Science New Zealand and the International Society on Ski Trauma and Safety, Natalie spent several years researching injury mechanics and prevention. Additionally, she was the student advisor at the Movement Development Clinic in the School of Physical Education and worked for Special Education Services providing adaptive PE sessions for children with disabilities in regional Otago schools.
Natalie earned her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Whilst in Australia, she was part of a team of Biomechanists with Australian Institute of Sport that provided biomechanical analysis of the national swim team at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games trials.
Natalie was born and raised in Whatcom County. She lives with her husband, son and two miniature schnauzers on a hobby farm in Birch Bay. She’s been a volunteer ski patroller at Mt Baker since 2012 and enjoys spending time outdoors.