In 1983 I was working for the Bahnhof Sport Shop in Traverse City, Michigan. I had my first ski orthotics made by Peterson Labs there. Once in my boots, I instantly
felt greater alignment, comfort and support. It was amazing to finally step into my ski boots that truly fit for the first time.
In 1986 I moved to Oregon with the windsurf boards I had built. Bruised heels and dented boards was a common occurance while windsurfing.
So in 1989 I invented a foot pad called
the Gorge Jumpadz and formed North Shore Inc.
During that time we created a Division for making Custom Footbeds.
Since 1991 I have been marketing them as Footworx.
In 1996 I completed massage training at the Oregon School of Massage. During that summer, I passed the Oregon state exam to become an LMT.
In 2005 I completed Pedorthic Training at Oklahoma State University at Okamulgee. Several months later, I passed the Certified
Pedorthist (C.Ped) exam.