I am pleased to be a part of the Highland Clinic family and look forward to providing care for the local families! I have over 27 years of healthcare experience, with 22 years of Nursing experience, specifically the last 2 ½ years working as an ARNP in Family Practice. I started my nursing career with an Associate’s degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College, next working on a Bachelor’s degree from Marquette University. This eventually led me to a double Master’s degree from Gonzaga University as both an ARNP and hold an MSN in Health Systems Leadership, where I graduated with honors from both programs. I currently serve as Adjunct Faculty for Gonzaga University – I am honored to be able to help shape the future of ARNP provider’s.
I am glad to have lived in the PNW for the past 5 years now, currently living locally in Yakima. I enjoy many outdoor pursuits including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and cycling – don’t be surprised when the sun is out if I am commuting to work on my electric bike! I also enjoy traveling, as I am a certified scuba diver and begin to wrinkle when I have not been to the warm oceans waters for a while. I have a few four-legged children, 2 dogs and 3 cats, who are all elderly now except for my newest edition, Ragan, my new hiking partner.
I look forward to meeting everyone here in this growing community of Tieton. It is my pleasure to be your provider and I look forward to being your medical guide for wellness and in times of illness alike.