My name is Pete Taylor. I have a lifelong passion for traditional medicine, martial arts, and meditative disciplines. I have lived in Gainesville, FL since 2000, working as a web and application developer, and as a local small business owner and consultant. In 2012 I earned a Masters of Arts from the Latin American Studies program at the University of Florida focusing on ritual and medicine in Peru and Ecuador. However, as much as I deeply loved the people I met and the experiences I had been a part of in the Amazon, I knew that what I found most meaningful for me personally was an opportunity to actually help real people, day to day, with traditional forms of medicine, beyond a strictly academic study. Having spent years as an amateur reader of Chinese medical theories along with martial arts study, I was excited to realize that I had the opportunity to study this form of traditional medicine right here in Gainesville. In 2016 I earned my Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Dragon Rises College, completing what had truly been a decade-long dream of being able to work professionally in a healing tradition. I am also a Zen practitioner with the Dancing Crane sangha, and, when I can find time these days, I train in Chen-style Tai Chi at the Whirling Tiger Kung Fu studio.