Rae Kala Stier, Occupational Therapist

(First airdate: June 4, 2019) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Rae Kala Stier, who’s now an Occupational Therapist for Jefferson Healthcare. Her passion for dance once led her to West Africa. She incorporated some of those African movements into an innovative hospital program called “Dance With Parkinsons.” It’s a rare exercise therapy session accompanied by live music. Rae’s story includes years of living in Baja, Mexico on a school bus or sailboat with husband and two small children. But, interestingly, as the kids got bigger the boat got smaller. The kids began to crave a “regular” life with things like school and soccer practice. That’s when the small “hippie tribe” moved to Port Townsend.