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 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.
The moment I decided to pursue a career in medicine, I knew I wanted to become a Pediatrician. A big heart, sensitivity, and intellectual curiosity are important traits in a Pediatrician that I have always valued in myself and my colleagues. I thoroughly love helping families through all the stages of childhood to foster the growth of healthy children and parents. I take a very collaborative approach to my practice.
I joined Mountain View Medical Group in July 2005 after completing my residency at the St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency program in Denver. My undergraduate training was done at the University of Northern Colorado. Between college and medical school, I served four years active duty Air Force as a personnel officer in San Antonio, Texas. I was born in South Dakota, but I consider Colorado home. I enjoy the outdoors - hiking and fishing mostly, with the occasional snowshoe excursion. My artistic side is not easy to tap into, but I enjoy crocheting and needle point.
I knew from an early age that I wanted to live in and experience "the city". Growing up in NY, I attended college and medical school in the Bronx. I had wonderful experiences at Fordham University which early on helped shaped my interest in medicine and community service. I embraced my education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where I learned about complex disease processes in busy inner city hospitals. I took a year off to pursue research in Africa and learn Spanish in Ecuador. It was an education I wouldn’t trade for any other.