What led you to choose a career as an orthopedic provider?
The satisfaction of seeing people with less pain and the ability to move more freely.
What do you find most rewarding about working with patients?
I enjoy making a connection with people and helping lead them to a healthier life.
What drew you to OMC and the Olympic Peninsula?
My grandparents have lived on the Olympic Peninsula since I was young. I always enjoyed visiting them and seeing all the natural beauty. My grandparents have also had nothing but good things to say about Olympic Medical Center and the staff that have taken care of them over the years. Hearing this from a patient perspective made me sure it would be a good place to work.
How do you feel your training, experience and expertise can serve Olympic Medical Center’s patients and the health care needs of the Olympic Peninsula?
I have spent time in a variety of different health care settings, and with each experience and interaction I have learned to connect with people on their level. I think connecting allows for trust, which is crucial in caring for people. My ability to establish a strong rapport with my patients along with my education helps me to care for people at the highest level leading to the best outcomes.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
My family and I spend our time exploring the great outdoors, whether that is taking a nature walk, looking for shells or just playing at the park. When not outside, we spend a lot of time using our imaginations playing with our creative daughter. I also enjoy doing wood-working projects, and playing and watching baseball.
What is a fact about you that your patients might be surprised to learn?
Because I have a young daughter, I know many of the Disney songs very well, especially the ones about princesses.