Christian is a graduate of the first-ever master’s degree program for Integrative Healthcare Administration. Prior to obtaining his degree, he completed a five-year apprenticeship in Traditional Chinese Medicine which allowed him to achieve certification as a Licensed Acupuncturist. He currently runs acupuncture and experiential learning externships in Central America (CIELOexternships.com; HospitalitoAtitlan.org) and his Barefoot Medicine LLC is the leader in Chinese medical teacher training. (BarefootMedicineTraining.com; TeishinInstitute.com). He is co-founder and president of the Calacirya Foundation (Calacirya.org), a 501(c)3 whose mission is to promote cross-cultural exchange through experiential learning. In addition to his hospital- based Community Acupuncture practice in Santiago Atitlan, Christian maintains a teaching schedule that keeps him on the road for several months each year.