I am a Colorado native and grew up on the west side of Colorado Springs. In 1987, I moved to Greeley to attend college at the University of Northern Colorado. I graduated in 1991 with a bachelor of science in nursing and focused my nursing care in oncology. In 2007, I decided to return to school and graduated from the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as an adult nurse practitioner with a master of science in nursing. I was certified as an adult nurse practitioner through AANP in 2010 and obtained an advanced oncology certification through ONS in 2011. I worked as an adult oncology nurse practitioner from 2010 through 2013 before coming to Kaiser Permanente.
In 2012, I decided to change my area of practice to primary care. I continue to have a special interest in oncology care as I have spent 20 years of my professional nursing career in medical oncology. I believe in a team based approach to provide optimal care to the patients I see. I believe in open communication with a focus on education with each patient encounter. I see adults only as an adult nurse practitioner.
I am married and have two young children. My hobbies include spending time with my family, and exercising through running, swimming and Cross Fit.