I was born in New York but spent most of my growing years in Houston, Texas where I attended an undergraduate program and worked in medical management in Family Practice for many years. Once my children reached school age, I moved to Joplin, MO to enjoy the Midwest and the smaller environment, rather than the big city of Houston. While in Joplin, I returned to school at Missouri Southern State to change my career from the administrative side of medicine to pursue becoming a health care provider. Joplin became home to my children and I, but my PA program at Nova Southeastern University temporarily brought us to Jacksonville, FL. Although we have loved the beach and the East Coast, we are excited to return to the Midwest for that “down home” feeling again! I am a mother of five beautiful children and in my free time, I am busy playing lots of different sports, making music, volunteering at church, and planning “kid like” events. I am excited to start my career as a provider and look forward to meeting, helping, caring for, and improving many lives of my future patients.