Meet the interns for the 2021-2022 school year. They are eager to learn and to help you feel your best.
Curious, empathetic, rigorous and collaborative — traits, tendencies and skills that Robert has honed and developed since day one of his career. Raised on the coast of North Carolina and cultivated in the mountain region of NC and TN, Robert’s curiosity led him to New York City where he explored his creativity and began his journey into Chinese Medicine. After rigorous study and looking to rediscover a slightly slower pace of life and root further into the medicine, Robert enrolled at the Jung Tao School.
Since transplanting to the Piedmont Region, Robert continues his studies and finds great satisfaction in knowing that he’s on a path to being of service to others.
“One of the things I enjoy most about being a health practitioner is listening to my patients,” said Mr. Baggett. “I really appreciate the opportunity to have a positive impact on their quality of life.”
Robert makes his home in Winston Salem, N.C. with his wife Lisa and their three dogs: Willoby, Loki and Sir Ernest Winston, aka Ernie.
After dancing around the decision for a number of years, Mark finally decided to study Chinese Medicine full-time after realizing how potent the practice of qigong was in developing a profound sense of groundedness and well-being.
He currently lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife, Elizabeth, who is a veterinary dermatologist at the University of Tennessee. Mark graduated from UT in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition.
He looks forward to meeting and treating the Jung Tao School community, finally able to practically apply the inspiring JTS curriculum.
Born and raised in Western North Carolina by a western medicine family physician, Noah went on to work as an X-ray and CT technologist in small regional hospitals in the WNC area. Chinese Medicine has helped him heal from multiple back injuries to continue enjoying the hiking, biking and all the outdoor activities the mountains have to offer.
John has a curious obsession with movement and all things outside. He has been a licensed massage therapist since 2000 and completed his undergraduate degree in exercise science at the University of South Carolina in 2013. Since that time he has split time between bodywork and personal training, working with a variety of populations from competitive athletes to older adults. He came to Jung Tao in order to immerse himself in Classical Chinese Medicine and round out his holistic approach to patient care.
Amy Marks a native of Ohio has lived in North Carolina since 2012 and now calls it home. A practicing Registered Dental Hygienist since 1992 and Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008, Amy loves the duality and similarities that the two professions provide. Having a heart for lifelong learning and the healing arts has brought her to the study of Classical Chinese Medicine at Jung Tao.
Hello, my name is Erica and after three and a half years of continuous deep study, it is a great privilege to finally be in the clinic to both serve and continue to learn! In addition to being a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, I have also invested devoted time into the study of Nutrition both formally at Western Carolina University and informally with stacks of books and direct tutelage under Natalia Rose of South Africa. In my free time, I love to hike, paint, read, laugh with old friends, and make banana bread with my 10-year-old son. Post-graduation, I plan to work primarily in the field of Pediatrics (aged birth to 18) and plan to devote as much time as I can to service organizations such as Every Mother Counts and Acupuncturists Without Borders.
Blaire is a massage therapist in NC. She has a heart to help people feel better, and she is very excited to use her new skills as an acupuncturist in Sugar Groove to serve their community.
A Western North Carolina native, Richard grew up in Lake Lure, NC, where, at a young age, he developed an enduring curiosity and love for the natural world. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2011, where he studied philosophy and first discovered the works of Laozi and Zhuangzi, Richard spent several years as an outdoor adventure guide. Following his continued interest in Chinese philosophy, Qigong, Taiji, and topics, such as biomedicine, somatics, and physiology, Richard attended massage school at Isothermal Community College in Polk County, NC, graduating in 2015. With several years of experience in a clinical massage setting, incorporating an integrative bodywork regime into his treatments, Richard then decided to attend to the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine to further continue his education and follow his passion for Chinese medicine and philosophy.
Corin [ker-RIN] Stedman
After feeling out of place for years, Corin left a career in computer animation in 2017. Her lifelong interest in health and wellness had been steadily growing into a fascination with Chinese Medicine. In 2018, she found Jung Tao School, and her passion for the medicine has only deepened.
She is excited to work with a variety of different patients in clinic. In particular she hopes to spread awareness of Chinese Medicine’s potential for positive results in areas other than pain and as a last resort treatment. Some of her areas of interest include psychiatric conditions, emotional disorders, allergies, and dietary counseling.
Compassion, Empathy, and Respect are my core values. My previous experience includes Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy for the treatment of painful movement disorders. I am honored and privileged to learn Chinese medicine. My goal is to deliver quality health care services and wellness advice. Serving others is my true purpose; it is my true calling in life.
Diana arrived at Jung Tao to follow her heart after falling in love with the practice of Chinese Medicine. Her first experience with acupuncture was in the mid 1990’s, and she has been drawn to the field ever since. She currently works as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. Her first career was Dental Hygiene, which she still practices on occasion. She plans to integrate acupuncture into western medicine and hopes to bring into the hospital setting. She looks forward to helping our patients in the clinic!