What led you to choose a career in pediatric medicine?
I have always loved working with children and adolescents. I spent three years working at Seattle Children’s on the inpatient psychiatric unit prior to starting my medical training. This experience, along with the infectious joy and resilience of children, made pediatrics the only choice for me.
What can patients (and their parents) expect from an appointment?
Parents can expect their child to be the center of the visit. I will address them whenever possible, engage them in their healthcare, and do my best to make the visit a positive experience.
What do you find most rewarding about caring for patients?
The ability to care for children from the moment they are born until they graduate from high school.
What brought you to Olympic Medical Center and the Olympic Peninsula?
I grew up spending all of my summers on Bainbridge Island, so I have always loved the Olympic Peninsula. I also have young children and wanted them to grow up in a smaller community, surrounded by nature. The opportunity to work in Port Angeles has checked all of these boxes, and I could not be happier to be joining
this amazing community.
How can you serve Olympic Medical Center?
I received all of my training in the Northwest, so I am committed to this region. I worked in inpatient psychiatry as a behavioral specialist at Seattle Children’s for three years prior to my medical training. I plan to utilize these skills, in conjunction with my medical training at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, to support the physical and emotional well-being of my patients.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
My family, like many in this region, loves nature! We love to hike, swim, garden, and ski. We also enjoy cooking, baking, eating good food and connecting with the amazing farming community on the Peninsula.
What is a fact your patients might be surprised to learn about you?
I spent three years selling jam at Pike Place Market.