Baldwin, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Grant, McBain and White Cloud
Contact Administration : (231) 745-2743
I chose to study nursing due to my love for science and want to care for and interact with patients in a meaningful way. I then continued my studies as a nurse practitioner to promote health and hopefully help patients avoid hospitalization. I love my job because it allows me to care for people as a whole and get to know them as a person. I practice in a way that encourages the patient to do what is best for their emotional, physical, and spiritual health. This is not the same for every patient and requires a two-way conversation between patient and provider.
For my undergraduate degree, I attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. I then worked in the neonatal intensive care unit for most of my career as a registered nurse with a brief period in the surgical intensive care unit. My Family Nurse Practitioner degree was earned through the University of Cincinnati. I am devoted to providing care to all ages and genders but am passionate about pediatrics and
When I am not working, I enjoy exercising to relieve stress. I love spending time with family and friends. I am a major Disney fan, including Marvel and Star Wars. I love to read fantasy for fun, although I do not read as much as I would like. Shows that I love include Parenthood, Stanger Things, The Witcher, The Mandalorian, and This is Us. I am married and have a Border Terrier, of course, named Leia