A Midwest native, Caroline grew up intrigued by the human experience and the art of medicine. She began her journey at the University of Iowa, where she studied studio art and West African art history. Caroline’s artwork, and the artists she studied, centered around “the human experience”. She graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oil Painting. She then moved to California to attend Loma Linda University, graduating with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Sciences.
Caroline has worked in Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, Pain Management, and Addiction Medicine. She
continues to believe that medicine is an evolving art as much as it is a science. She enjoys learning and exploring new methods and techniques, with each individual person, to promote healing in a well-balanced and sustainable manner. She continues to appreciate, and incorporate, the mind-body approach to medicine, alongside evidence-based practices.
She has additional training in Functional/Integrative Medicine and Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry Psychotherapeutic Approach to Addiction and Trauma.
Caroline has always been an avid adventurer and world traveler, spending time in Europe, Asia, and Central America, and South America. She trained with the Wilderness Medicine Institute/National Outdoor Leadership School in Yosemite National Park and worked and volunteered as a Wilderness EMT with the American Red Cross. In 2011, she went to Haiti as part of a medical relief team providing medical care for villages affected by the 2010 earthquake. In her free time, Caroline entertains herself with creative arts, playing music, outdoor recreation, and community advocacy.