I am a family nurse practitioner, in Kansas, at la Clinica Medica, and LifeWorks Wellness Center. I received my Master’s of Nursing degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Bachelor’s of Nursing degree at California State University, Sacramento. I enjoy my family, outdoor activities, and bicycling. We ride every year, 150-180 miles, to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
I have been part of a project vaccinating cats and dogs against rabies in Ecuador, with Los Amigos de las Americas; worked in an orphanage in Mexico, with Los Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos; and later, after completing my education, and growing my family sufficiently, worked in Ecuador, with Healing the Children, as a recovery room nurse for children receiving cleft lip and cleft palate repair.
I served in the United States Naval Reserve for 13 years as a Hospital Corpsman, with the Fleet Marine Force, and Naval Cargo Battalions.