Irwin bridges the gap between the corporate, medical, and human services worlds with his diverse set of complementary skills and experiences. He values translating Eastern medical philosophy and practices to Western audiences to better address the ailments of today’s workforce.
Raised by MD parents in the Netherlands, Irwin’s early upbringing centered on nurturing the body, mind, and spirit with curiosity, compassion, and balance. Firmly rooted in these beliefs – and having earned a Master’s in Business Administration, he has branched out to live and work for software and financial corporations across Asia, Europe, and the United States.
After assisting in the 2004 Asian Tsunami relief efforts, Irwin transitioned to the healing arts, earning a Master’s in Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a nationally and California-licensed acupuncturist, and has served on the Board of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). He is currently a member-at-large of the 2020 Bay Area Task Force of the American Heart Association.
Irwin lives in El Cerrito with his wife and two—very young—children.