“I first met Randi a few years ago when we both were enrolled in the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Nutritional Therapist program. She was cool, but super smart, and one look told me she knew a lot more than the rest of us!
I got to know Randi for two reasons. First, she was a classmate, and I was paired with her to practice our clinical skills. The first thing that came to mind when trying to describe her clinical skills is, she blew me away! From her muscle testing skills to her knowledge of the human body, and nutritional supplements, I knew this lady had so much more skill than the rest of us. She came at things with a different perspective based on all that experience. After all, she had taken classes from some of the great healers in the holistic world, and it showed. Now, I’m no fly by night myself. With over 20 years in critical care and emergency medicine, I had some skills myself, but Randi impressed even me!
The second way I got to know Randi is because of my back injury. I had previously fractured my spine, and lengthy trips in the car tended to flare this old injury. Not to worry though, because someone in class said, ‘you have to meet Randi.’ So, I crawled up onto the massage table, ready to be her willing patient. By the end of our session, I was in tears and I was embarrassed to be so, as I hardly knew this person, but she make me feel comfortable none the less. But by the end of that night, I had minimal pain- not an easy feat. She had somehow gotten that old injury to become a submissive memory. I was able to finish the rest of our training weekend with not only a happier spine, but as a happier person.
Since our training ended, I have had the fortune to open my house in Portland Oregon, to Randi for continuing education offerings we both participate in. It never fails when sitting with her over dinner, I continue to learn so much from her and her experiences. And, once again, she has been someone I have sought advice with my new diagnosis, and once again, she brings so much information to the table. I am one of the fortunate ones to call Randi a friend, and I can also see Randi as the type of practitioner that once you find, you don’t let go of.”
Tina M. Johnson, RN, NTP, Optimal Health Nutritional Therapy Portland, OR