You want to be a successful practitioner? Check out TIP TOP for the steps to success—direct from peers who are succeeding in their career. Discover how to turn your education and skills into the position that you want. Hear about career options that may inform your next decision, and learn from the business acumen of successful practitioners. Don’t miss the plan and pitch final, where students and alumni will present their business and career plans—and you can vote on the audience prize winner! This event is hosted by Career Services; contact Tafflyn Williams with questions.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 | Bill Mitchell Hall, Room 310
|8:30 – 9 a.m.||Registration / Complimentary Coffee|
|9 – 11 a.m.||Successful Practitioners / Professionals Panel
Eli Andersen, ND (2017); Rinehart Clinic
Rachelle Johnson, ND, MSOM, MPH (2014); Naturopathic Doctor, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Health Educator
Shanna Moon, MScN, MSiMR (2016); Nutritionist, WVP
Carrie G. Pattison, MSOM (2010), LAc; Herbalist, Sales Consultant / National Educator for WishGarden Herbs,
Adjunct Professor at Huntington University Health Sciences
|11 – 11:30 a.m.||Informal Conversation with Panelists|
|11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Lunch Provided|
|11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Plan and Pitch Contest Final
Vote for your favorite business or career plan pitch.
|1 p.m.||Plan and Pitch Winners Announced|
|9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.|
Sign ups start at
Free headshots with a professional photographer. Sign up for a time slot when you arrive Saturday morning.
Successful Practitioner Panelists
Dr. Eli Andersen’s broad range of personal and professional life experiences led him to realize his passion for, and his path to, naturopathic medicine. Dr. Andersen also holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Oregon. His varied experiences range from serving as an EMT for a BLM Wildland Firefighter crew to teaching English in Brazil. He has traveled broadly across North and South America and is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. In July of 2018, Dr. Andersen joined the healthcare team at Rinehart Clinic, a nonprofit federally qualified health center in Wheeler, Oregon. Dr. Andersen has been welcomed by the local community, and he has helped usher in a new circle of patients to the clinic who are seeking a more integrative approach to primary care.
Dr. Rachelle Johnson was inspired by life experiences and family health concerns to prevent and treat chronic illnesses. She is passionate about women’s health, weight loss, hormone balancing and digestive health. Dr. Rachelle addresses these concerns by using modalities such as nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, homeopathy and physical medicine. At the core of all of this is health education and lifestyle counseling with her patients. Dr. Rachelle recently opened her own practice in Oakland, California, after being an associate at Holistic Fertility Center in Berkeley and completing a primary care residency program in San Francisco. She is excited to bring her style of holistic medicine to the Bay area!
Having both a research and nutrition degree from a naturopathic school enables Shanna Moon to combine the best of what science and natural medicine can offer in the realm of nutritional therapy and healthy lifestyle choices. Moon is a nutritionist for WVP Health Authority, an organization that works to ensure access, advocacy and innovation in health care. She works in a team with providers, allied health professionals, and others to deliver coordinated care to patients and clients. Services include nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnoses, individual counseling and group education. Moon’s position is funded by a grant. The goal is to establish an integrated care model, improve several health and usage outcomes, and report these to eventually receive more funding. WVP wants to build a self-sustaining model that will fund the providers and their services.
Originally from rural Alaska, Carrie G. Pattison’s passion for travel and third-world social-justice issues led her to an undergraduate degree focused on global development and relief. While traveling in China, she experienced firsthand how relevant natural therapies are to effective and sustainable health practices for the world’s population. This brought her to the study of Chinese medicine at NUNM and Western herbal medicine in the Pacific Northwest.
Pattison also is a trained home-birth midwife, has a certificate in homeopathy, and is a certified acu-detox specialist. She consults with industry-related businesses and travels extensively as the principal education and sales consultant/national educator for WishGarden Herbs. Pattison also holds the position of adjunct professor of herbal studies at Huntington University of Health Sciences and still travels internationally to support various NGO clinics in the developing world.
Thank You US BioTek for your generous support to make this event possible!
HOSTED BY CAREER SERVICES
Questions? Contact Tafflyn Williams