Originally from the East Coast, I trained at the University of Florida and Jacksonville University Hospital. I started moving westward with my first physician assistant job in ear, nose, and throat medicine in Denver, Colorado. I moved to Oregon in 2003 and began my orthopedic career as a physician assistant in Oregon City. After five years of orthopedics, I switched to family medicine for four years. I discovered that my true love was working with bones and returned to orthopedics with Kaiser Permanente.
As a young girl, I was inspired to pursue medicine as a radiologist. I choose to be a physician assistant instead but feel like I accomplished my childhood dream by working in orthopedics reading X-rays all day and seeing patients. I spend most of my time in the Fracture Clinic treating all ages in both nonoperative and postoperative fracture care. Occasionally, you will find me visiting patients in the hospital as part of the orthopedic rounding team.
Living in Oregon is about a love for the endless outdoor pursuits. I thrive by riding my bicycle along the rolling country roads of the Willamette Valley. In the summer, my family and I hit the hiking trails and camping spots. When at home, I stay busy in my vegetable garden or home pottery studio.