In 1997 I began working at Children’s Hospital in Seattle as a Registered Nurse. I knew instantly that working with children was my calling. When I applied for the Graduate program in nursing at the University of Washington I chose the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program because the focus was entirely pediatrics. Each of my 8 clinical rotations were done in primary care clinics around Seattle. In addition to primary care, I worked as an RN at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the areas of Oncology, Medical and Surgical, and the Emergency Department. I also did volunteer medical work with homeless youth in Seattle.
I began working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2002 at the Children’s Clinic in Portland, Oregon. I worked there for 4 years and received excellent mentor-ship with a large group of physicians. Since moving to Spokane in 2006, I have worked in various primary care settings.
My husband and I moved to Spokane in 2006. We have three children, a cat, a dog and a beehive. We spend a good amount of time involved in soccer, along with school and church activities. I enjoy biking, gardening, and reading.
I strive to provide excellent health care guidance and treatment to children. I truly love every age and stage of development! Helping parents navigate their child’s wellness through guidance and education is my paramount goal. I am certified through the Pediatric Nursing Board where I receive continuing education for up-to-date treatment guidelines and recommendations. I look forward to meeting you and your child/children.