I was born and raised in Alamosa, Colorado and attended undergraduate school at Colorado College. During and after college I did research in parasitology at several places including Chicago, Mexico City and the Yucatán. I then moved back east to attend Harvard Medical School where I also continued in research. Although I thought I wanted a career in research, I realized I belong in patient care.
I first entered medicine knowing that I wanted to become a Pediatrician. Working with children is an often entertaining, mostly joyful, sometimes challenging and always rewarding experience. I especially love being able to watch a small infant develop into a unique child and then into an independent young adult. My goal as a pediatrician is to care for the whole child through this amazing process, from providing support and guidance to new parents to helping adolescents navigate the myriad challenges that come with growing up in the world today.
I originally hail from St. Louis, MO, where I completed college and medical school. After that I started my Air Force career, enjoying duty stations all over the world, including USAFA here in Colorado Springs. My time there made an impression on me, so after a few years in southern New Mexico, where I got married and started a family, I decided it was time to move back to Colorado Springs. I am so thrilled to be working with a group that values high quality patient care and I'm looking forward to sharing the splendor of the Rocky Mountains with my husband, children, and dogs.
I have always had a passion for science and service. To me, the field of medicine blends the two. Family medicine has the added benefit of serving the whole person and the whole family. I have a special interest in children and adolescents, as well as preventative care and women's health.
Born and raised in the Southwest, I have a love of the outdoors and nature. Colorado Springs is the perfect place to explore both of these.
I was born in Tucson, Arizona into an Air Force Family and moved throughout my growing up years. I claim Colorado Springs as home because we were privileged to spend my teenage years here. After my Medical School Training at University of Utah, I completed my Pediatric Residency in Pennsylvania in 2007. I then made the decision to follow in my Father’s footsteps and join the Air Force. After being stationed in Turkey and England, my wife and I jumped at the opportunity to return to Colorado in 2012 for our last assignment with the Military.
I moved to Colorado in 1989, where I completed my Pediatric Internship and Residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora. Before joining Mountain View Medical Group in 1996, I practiced Pediatrics at Fort Knox and Fort Carson. I've been part of the Monument location since 2002. I enjoy all aspects of pediatric care, especially helping families tackle preventive healthcare and developing healthy lifestyle habits.
I chose pediatrics because I love being part of the your child’s care from infancy to adolescence. Each kiddo is so unique and it is a joy watching children grow and change through the years. My work is a true joy and my day can be filled from tears to squeals to laughter and I love it! I am married and my husband is a pharmacist and we have one son named Kieran. We love to travel around the world and enjoy hiking, biking and skiing.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, with two parents in healthcare, I remember being fascinated by medicine at a very early age. At every stop of my life's journey – college in Illinois, medical school in Oklahoma and residency training in Colorado – I've always found working with children to be most rewarding. And while I love being a pediatrician, I couldn't have done it without the support and sacrifice of my wonderful wife and our three children; I've learned more from them than any time spent in school.