I was born and raised mostly on Oahu. My mother inspires me to always move forward with hope and without fear. My father raised me as a single parent since I was 11 years old. He proudly served in the Unites States Air Force and made sacrifices to ensure my education at Sacred Hearts Academy. After working in my dream job and using my zoology degree as a marine mammal trainer for 10 years, my doctor suggested another rewarding career as a physician assistant. Helping and serving others inspired me to return to school for a master’s degree in clinical medical science. I’ve been a certified physician assistant since 2000 and it’s definitely a fulfilling career.
I’m proud to be part of Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, where I’m part of a tremendously talented team of physicians and providers. I work in The Aesthetic Center, which specializes in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. I enjoy helping patients look their best by providing non-invasive, in-office cosmetic dermatological procedures. I’m a Top 100 Injector Volume Injector of Restylane-Lyft, Preferred Champion Level provider, and certified instructor for Dysport®, Restylane®, and Perlane® injections for advanced and safe injection techniques. I’m a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Hawaii Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Hawaii Dermatological Society. I’m involved in cosmetic and skin cancer education initiatives through presentations at the YWCA, Kaiser Permanente clinics, the Great Aloha Run Expo, and as a guest expert on local television and radio programs. I connect with my patients by listening carefully to their concerns and balancing that with more than 12 years of experience with safe, proven techniques. I cherish the close relationships that I have with many of my returning patients who share with me their wisdom, experiences, dreams, love, and laughter.
Through my faith, I’m able to appreciate the daily gifts of laughter, health, hope, love of family and friends, and the opportunity to help others. Unsurpassed by anything that I could have imagined, I’ve been given the profound treasure of being a mother to my precious daughter, and a husband who is the most thoughtful and giving person I know. I enjoy surfing, motorsport driving and racing, playing piano, traveling, attending church, and, most of all, being with my family.