Laurel is a Licensed Acupuncturist and maker of herbal tinctures using plants from her garden. She graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 1992. She enjoys treating everyday concerns of emotional stress & physical overexertion as well as helping people manage chronic illness. In addition to body points, Laurel often adds ear acupuncture for addictions, stress, and trauma to help people discover their own inner quiet and strength.
Amy is a Licensed Acupuncturist, a graduate of Bastyr University, who has been practicing since 2012. She is nationally board certified in acupuncture (NCCAOM) and has excelled both in school and in medicine by earning her bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from UW and teaching acupuncture techniques at Bastyr.
Steve is a Licensed Acupuncturist who received his Masters from NIAOM in 1999 and his Doctorate from PCOM in 2018. He is nationally board certified (NCCAOM) and has post-graduate training in orthopedic and sports acupuncture with Dr. Whitfield Reaves of California. Steve specializes in orthopedics and physical performance, but treats many types of illness and injury. When Steve’s not poking, he’s either teaching, practicing t’ai chi, or writing his next book.
Erin is our receptionist with over 10 years of experience in sales, light therapy salon management, and customer service. Most recently, she has delved into her passion for helping people as a real estate broker. Erin and her partner are originally from Biddeford, Maine and moved to Seattle five years ago. Last year, they welcomed their daughter, Penelope, who joins her two “brothers” — Chewy and Buster (their yorkshire terrier and dachsund.) When not working in real estate or at NorthSea, Erin enjoys reading, doing puzzles of all kinds, going to museums, and being outdoors.
Sara has a background in education and administration and has “worn many hats”. She recently retired from a full-time corporate position to spend time pursuing more pleasurable activities such as playing with her dogs, reading, photography and working with other art media. Among those pleasurable things is helping out at the NorthSea where she has been a patient for several years. She loves the warm and friendly atmosphere and is using her background to find new ways to spread the word about acupuncture, and in particular, the NorthSea!