Growing up in Brandon, Manitoba, Karly was surrounded by a close-knit family who encouraged healthy living. Every year, her parents planted a huge vegetable garden which they harvested every fall so they could enjoy healthy produce all year round. Fresh produce from the garden was used to make jams, salsa, and canned goods. Karly realized the benefits of fueling the body with natural, healthy, whole foods and wanted to explore options in the healthcare field that would allow her to promote living a healthy lifestyle. This is when the field of Naturopathic Medicine peaked her interest!
After graduating from Vincent Massey High School in Brandon, Manitoba, Karly attended Brandon University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Math and Minor in Psychology. She then moved to Toronto, Ontario to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she completed a 4 year degree in Naturopathic Medicine. During her time in Toronto, she received training in all aspects of Naturopathic Medicine, including but not limited to, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Nutrition, Lifestyle counselling, Physical Medicine and Homeopathy. During her Naturopathic Internship, Karly cared for and treated patients who presented with a wide variety of conditions. Karly also received training in Oncology where she was an integral part of the Integrative Oncology Team at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto.
Karly is certified to practice as a Registered Naturopathic Doctor (ND) under the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Medicine (CAND). She is also an active member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA).
Karly is passionate about the care and well-being of her patients. She is excited to share her knowledge and passion for healthy living and wants to encourage all her patients to become the healthiest version of themselves!
In her spare time, Karly she likes spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoys the benefits of living an active lifestyle. She loves activities such as yoga, mountain biking, playing hockey, baking healthy (but tasty!) snacks, and gardening….especially when these activities can be enjoyed alongside family and friends!
Born and raised in Brandon, Alyssa knew from a very young age that she wanted to find a career in which she could help others. As she grew up, science and medicine came to the forefront of this endeavour, and she made the decision to attend university with the intention of becoming a doctor.
After graduating with her Bachelor degree, Alyssa went on a volunteer trip to Africa that drastically changed the direction of her life. It was there that she recognized how much basic dietary and lifestyle needs could impact human health, how important human connection is for healing, and how vital the basics of mental/emotional well-being are for our body’s ability to maintain themselves. Her experiences on this trip working with children living in unfathomable conditions, lead to her desire to practice medicine in a setting in which she could build a connection with, and work closely with patients to get to the root causes of their illness and help them on their journey to health and healing on all levels. This desire lead her to find Naturopathic Medicine and she could not be happier with her decision!
After graduating from Crocus Plains high school, Alyssa attended Brandon University where she graduated and was awarded the Gold Medal in Bachelor of Science. She then attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario, for four years to obtain her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.
While attending CCNM Alyssa logged over 1000 clinical hours, in which she cared for and treated patients with a wide variety of health concerns. She is trained and certified to treat patients utilizing an extensive range of modalities, including, but not limited to, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Botanical Medicine, Nutrition, Lifestyle counselling, Physical Medicine, and Homeopathy.
Alyssa is registered as a licensed Naturopathic Doctor through the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Medicine (CAND), and is an active member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA).
Alyssa is so happy to be back living in her hometown, and is excited to be able to bring Naturopathic Medicine to as many people as she can in her community; now more than ever!
In her free time Alyssa enjoys spending as much quality time with family and friends as she can. She loves spending time outdoors as much as possible, hiking, water skiing, and just enjoying fresh air … when Manitoba weather permits! She also enjoys being creative, and always tries to find time for writing, drawing, creating crafty projects, and playing the piano. Alyssa is so excited to be expecting her first little one in 2021!