|Education:||Wayne State University|
|Residency:||Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Eme|
|Board Certification:||American Board of Emergency Medicine|
As a little girl growing up in rural Michigan I knew I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. My journey really started in earnest at Michigan State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science and Psychology followed by medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.
While a student at Wayne State I found myself heavily influenced by the Detroit Receiving Emergency Department. It was a whirlwind of activity - teams of medical specialties, trauma, and the type of organized chaos that I so wanted to be a part of. This led me to an Emergency Medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical Centers of the Tidewater Area where I fully realized that I had discovered my place in medicine and patient care.
Prior to moving to Summit County I worked in the ER at St. Mary Corwin in Pueblo for 9 years. In addition to my time in Pueblo, I was a partner in a group called Resort Medicine. We were based in Avon and Aspen and provided services to guests at local hotels and private homes in Aspen, Vail and Beaver Creek. Upon discovering the opportunity to move to the mountains on a permanent basis and still pursue the career that I love, I am thrilled at the prospect of being a member of the Vail Valley Medical Center ER team.
In my spare time I am an avid trail runner, love a Century ride, and of course hit the mountain with my snowboard and husband. I have a personal and vested interest in the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center where my husband, who is a paraplegic, a monoski instructor and mentor to many disabled athletes from all over the country. Few things are more rewarding than to provide support and witness that amazing program in action.