I have been a PA for 13 years. I graduated with my masters in physician assistant studies from Missouri State University and have a background in and a passion for Psychology as well.
I have worked in primary care my entire career beginning in family practice and ultimately making the shift to entirely peds. I have worked in rural med and with immigrant and underserved populations my entire career, and have a true love for all of my patients and appreciate all their different walks of life.
The preventive aspect of pediatric medicine is so exciting for me and I make it a goal to spend that extra time with patients to focus on health and wellness goals to limit long-term conditions/complications. I have worked as a day camp counselor, pharmacy tech, psych tech, and substance abuse counselor, all prior to completing my medical education.
I am a yoga instructor on the side and actually teach goat yoga during the warmer weather months (make sure to ask me how you can participate). I was a prior member of Reach Out and Read KC and still volunteer when possible. I have completed the KC marathon twice and competed in bodybuilding in the past few years, and I still enjoy running and weight lifting.
My husband and I enjoy local food and events here in KC and dancing to good music with our busy toddler on the weekends.