Around 2010, Journé was inspired to become an occupational therapist while working as a habilitation provider for a family with 5 adopted children. Watching their interactions and progress through multiple therapies sparked inspiration to continue her educational journey in human sciences and apply her enthusiasm to helping kids thrive in play and self-care. She has a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Since joining the OT profession, Journé has worked with kids in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, animal-assisted and farm-based therapies, and in their homes and communities. She often brings art, mindfulness, and movement into her sessions and loves teaching kids (and their parents!) about their bodies and minds. She’s also a registered yoga teacher and has a passion for exploring our unique internal experiences.
Growing up in a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota fostered a love for nature from an early age. After spending over a decade living in the Phoenix sun, Journé is thrilled to be setting down roots in the Gorge community. She is eager to get involved, see the sights, hit the trails, and start a prosperous garden!