Thaddeus came to the practice of Chinese medicine via an unusual road. Initially he thought he would spend his life studying and teaching academic philosophy, but before long he found himself working with the United States Forest Service for nearly a decade as an elite wildland firefighter known as a “hotshot.” It was during this time in the woods and amongst the elements under extreme conditions that he stumbled upon Chinese medicine. When the time came for him to transition from fighting fire, Chinese medicine seemed like the perfect place for him to employ his love of philosophy, experience with nature, and deep desire to be of service to society.
Thaddeus relocated to Denver, Colorado and attended the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM) where he graduated in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is recognized by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and licensed in the state of Colorado.
And while he practices acupuncture, his real love is Chinese herbal medicine. He has continued his study of herbal medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Christine Cannon since 2018 and been a member of the Herbal faculty at CSTCM in both a clinical and didactic capacity since that time. Recently, he has partnered with Dr. Cannon to conceptualize and launch the Chinese Medicine Resource Center (CMRC), where he will be providing mentoring and continuing herbal education courses online.