Born and raised in South Florida, grew up in Delray Beach and moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2000. Started working in healthcare as a lifeguard at 16 and begin EMT school while senior in HS. Went on to graduate in 1999 with EMT license and started Paramedic school in 2000. Worked for 5 years as paramedic for local fire department in Broward when I realized I wanted to go to nursing school. Accepted into Nova Southeastern University and graduated with Honors in 2007. Started working at Memorial Regional Hospital as nurse in ER, which is Broward counties busiest ER. Was promoted to charge nurse after 2 years and managed 4 nurses with an average of 25 patients. Begin graduate school in 2012 while still working full time and graduated FAU in 2014 Sigma Theta Tau. After graduate school, left Memorial to work in Primary care but missed the large hospital system and returned to work in Neurosurgery in 2016 where I stayed until my husband and I relocated to Martin County after nearly 20 years working/living in Broward County.
Relocated to Martin County in February 2018 and absolutely LOVE the area and people. I am a passionate patient advocate and try to make every patient feel included in their treatment plan and empowered to live healthier and happier lives. I love my career as it enables me to connect with patients and families and hopefully make a difference with people. I believe in the “pay it forward” mentality and if I can make someone’s life better than they will do it for others.