Natalie was born in the East Bay Area of northern California, where she began playing soccer at a young age. Her initial interest in physical therapy was sparked by a high school human physiology class, which encouraged her participation in the school’s sports medicine program. She was hooked, and her passion for human body was born. She received both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from San Diego State University (go Aztecs!), where she continued playing soccer competitively at the club level.
Natalie’s passion for physical therapy stems from her love and interest in the human body and spirit. She is driven by a constant desire to learn, grow, and connect with each patient on a personal level. Her journey toward becoming a physical therapist has not only taken her across the entire state, but has landed her as far as Guatemala, where in 2018 she had the privilege of providing rehabilitative services to underserved communities. She hopes to continue these efforts to serve communities both locally, and abroad.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys spending time traveling, camping, working out, cooking, and playing with her dogs. She is dedicated to helping people achieve overall health, wellness, and happiness, and excited to join the team at Catalyst!