What led you to pursue a career as a primary care provider?
I am passionate about wellness. My background as a primary care RN has prepared me to expand my responsibilities to serve as a provider.
What can patients expect from an appointment with you?
Respect for each patient’s unique situation and experience.
What drew you to Olympic Medical Center and the Olympic Peninsula?
Olympic National Park brought my family to the peninsula, but the strong relationships we have formed in the community and the natural beauty of the area have kept us here.
What do you find most rewarding about working with patients?
Partnering with patients to solve problems and improve quality of life.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
I love spending time outside-hiking, camping, and playing at our local lakes and beaches. I also love cooking and reading.
How can you serve Olympic Medical Center and its patients?
More than 5 years as an OMP primary care RN and more than 650 hours seeing OMP patients during my clinical training to become an ARNP has promoted a good understanding of the health care needs of the Olympic Peninsula and a genuine fondness for our patients and staff.
What is a fact that your patients might be surprised to learn about you?
A unique and memorable experience was scuba diving in a frozen lake in Minnesota to study hibernating frogs. Part of the adventure was “skiing” back to our drilled access hole by placing our flippers on the bottom of the ice and being pulled upside down back to the hole in the ice to get out. I’ve never been so cold!