I am originally from Kansas, but now I get the opportunity to enjoy the active lifestyle and amazing views that Colorado offers. While I grew up in urban Kansas, about every other weekend we visited Iowa to help maintain my grandparents’ farm. I enjoyed the best of both worlds! As a family nurse practitioner, the most rewarding part of my profession is helping and educating others. I enjoy hearing the stories and experiences that have shaped Kaiser Permanente members.
My passion for health care began with my kinesiology degree and working in cardiac rehabilitation. There I learned about and began to admire the nurse practitioner role. I immediately applied and began the journey, eventually earning my family nurse practitioner and doctorate of nursing practice degrees. I thoroughly enjoy being an advanced practice provider and advocating on behalf of the profession. Listening to members is instrumental to providing high quality, holistic care that is mutually agreed upon.
Exercise and parenting my 2 young girls are my hobbies, and both keep me quite busy! I love animals and am passionate about animal adoption. My husband and I have adopted 2 dogs and a cat over the past years, and have fostered animals as well.