Drea received her Master's degree from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX. She is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM. She began her acupuncture journey first as a patient in her late teens, after having gone through a long history of autoimmune illness that began in childhood. She found that acupuncture offered a level of healing and wellness that had been lacking in her western medical experiences. She feels that her own experience with chronic illness has blessed her with a unique ability to understand the nature of pain, and to connect with the patients and clients that she serves. She is passionate about all things energy-related and is driven to ever deepening her understanding of the body-mind-spirit connection. She is a student and practitioner of advanced Esoteric Acupuncture. Her areas of focus include autoimmune disorders, trauma/PTSD, internal medicine, and women's health.
Colleen rounds out the clinic team by keeping the front office running smoothly. She has decades of experience in office and property management. At Big Sun Acupuncture, she’s the liaison for the Veterans Health Administration and assists veterans in the process of receiving acupuncture approved by the VA. In addition to taking care of our veterans, she helps create a welcoming environment for all patients and clients.