I was born and raised in Centerville, Utah. Growing up I enjoyed yearly ski trips to Utah’s ski resorts and boating with my family. I attended high school at Davis High in high honors. I then went on to become a CNA working at a specialized tracheotomy unit of a local hospital while finishing up my undergraduate degree. I graduated with honors from Weber State University obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance, Sport’s Medicine, and Nutrition. During this time, I completed a service project at a women’s abuse shelter where I compiled an almost 100 page book of resources and guides for abused survivors and taught classes in nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. At the time this was a huge undertaking while juggling school, work, and family but is among one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in the healthcare field.
With a desire to live in the beauty of rural Idaho, I applied to Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant program and successfully completed the program in 2014. I quickly went to work at State Hospital South in psychiatry and completed an additional Certificate of Added Qualification in Psychiatry through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.