I am originally from Las Vegas, NV and moved to Oregon 8 years ago after falling in love with the scenery. I started my nursing career in Vegas 12 years ago in the Intensive Care Unit and have enjoyed taking care of critically ill patients as it has provided an opportunity to dive deep into complex medical issues and how all the body systems rely on each other to work harmoniously. This love and passion for treating complexities and multiple medical issues led me to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner to provide preventative medicine and promote health through a collaborative relationship with my patients. I received my training from United States University and graduated with High Honors. I am a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Oregon Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Willamette Valley AACN local chapter. I am a volunteer at CASA of Lane County where I advocate for abused and neglected children here in Lane County to ensure they have a voice and support throughout their journey in the foster care system.
In my free time I enjoy taking my three grown children on the lakes, rivers, and trails throughout the Pacific Northwest. To center myself I often paint with Bob Ross, nature bathe with my golden retriever Ellie, and work on my small but growing garden in my backyard. I love listening to music and karaoke nights with friends.