I was raised in Arlington, Texas and began my nursing education at Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I worked at Parkland Hospital in Dallas in the cardiac intensive care unit. After moving to Denver, my experience in surgical and trauma intensive care, as well as working in the emergency department at Denver General, drove my desire to continue my education. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing, focusing on family practice, at the University of Colorado. I am board-certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. I joined SDCA in the summer of 2000. I thoroughly love the field of cardiology and it’s ever-evolving therapies, procedures, and treatments, as well as the tried-and-true preventative arm, including diet and exercise.
When I began work at SDCA, I had a 5-month-old boy, and two years later came a little girl. My husband and I have enjoyed watching their sports, and as a family, we’ve loved skiing and traveling together. My perspective has changed a bit over the years, starting out as a young mother, and now having teenagers and aging parents, but my passion for learning and expanding my knowledge base, so that I can provide the highest level of care to our patients, is steadfast. I look forward to many more rewarding years in this field.