I was born in West Virginia and have lived in West Virginia, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Wyoming. I was raised mostly in Connecticut as we lived there the longest. I have worked in Emergency Medicine since 2001. My specialty is trauma and emergency medicine. I am well trained in this environment as a nurse and nurse practitioner. I attend a lot of conferences and am well verse/knowledgeable regarding trends in Emergency Medicine. I was drawn to the Waukon area when I met my husband in college. He was raised here so we have lived here together since 1998. I started my nursing career at VMH and feel its nice to give back to the community. We both work for VMH and I moonlight here. I also work full time in La Crosse.
Schools and Degrees:
Winona State University – BS Exercise Physiology Cardiac Rehab/Corporate Wellness
NICC Calmar – AND
Allen College Waterloo – MSN/AGAACNP/FNP
Bio Instructor for ENPC – Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course since 2006
Certified Instructor for Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program
Taught Trauma Nursing Core Course since 2006
- Adult Gerontology
- Acute Care
- Family Practice
- Emergency Medicine
I am my children’s #1 fan for all their activities. I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, cooking, baking and riding my bicycle. I was a coach for gymnastics for Dolphin Gymnastics since 2013 and volunteer my time there until this last year. I also enjoy reading and explaining new recipes.