Born in Santa Monica, CA. Began in healthcare at a young age of 13 as a volunteer candy striper. This ignited a driving force and passion for the care of people and continuing education. AS degree in nursing: both LPN and RN; BS degree, Bellevue Univ. in Healthcare administration; Ball State University Masters of Family Nurse Practitioner. Nurse Practitioner (NP) roles in the ER, sleep medicine, hospice, mental health, NICU, Federal occupational health with Health and Human Services, domestic violence evaluation trained (SART) and the last step of my journey was in Star, ID owning my own healthcare practice in family practice. I was the solo provider for my 4500 patients and loved it!
Moved to Idaho 29 years ago with my young sons for the lifestyle that Idaho presented and fell in love with Idaho. For the past 11+ years, I’ve been in Middleton as the chosen city that I wanted to retire in. Was “bitten” by the political bug and served 6 years on the Middleton City Council as the City doubled in size.