I decided to become a doctor after living in Africa ten years ago where I grew to appreciate the value of a career that meets fundamental human needs. Originally from Kelso, Washington, I'm happy to be back in the Northwest practicing medicine. My undergraduate degree is from Willamette University, and I attended Loma Linda University for medical school.
I love taking care of all patients, but have a particular passion for meeting the medical needs of children. I also enjoy the special privilege of caring for entire families that being a Family Medicine Physician offers. I recognize the importance of the influence of healthy life style, emotional and spiritual care on the health of my patients.
I love to go hiking in the Columbia Gorge year round, grow vegetables in the summer and travel to visit family and friends whenever possible. Connecting with friends, attending church, listening to podcasts and learning new things are life giving for me. I have a passion for taking care of our environment and helping out overseas.