I’m so excited to be joining the team at LSPG this summer!
I’m a Kansas City Native, born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. In my free time I enjoy watching the Chiefs play, reading, and spending time with loved ones including my golden retriever, Rooney. I am passionate about pediatric medicine because I love the challenge of learning something new every day and because children are resilient, sweet, and hilarious! I look forward to getting to know the patients and families here at LSPG!
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is travel! I would take my family, who are my favorite travel buddies. My family is always fun to travel with! We enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and biking but also love a nice relaxing day laying on a beach. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to see some amazing places including Switzerland, Hawaii, Greece, Italy, and France.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
If I have 30 minutes of free-time, I enjoy reading. Some of my favorite books include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Educated, and most any good mystery. I also enjoy spending time with my golden retriever, Rooney. Whether we go for a short walk or play in the backyard, it’s always fun to pass the time with her!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to learn how to play a musical instrument. When I was younger, I took piano lessons but did not stick with it and I’m kicking myself for that! I always envy people that know how to read music and play an instrument. I would love to be able to play the guitar or relearn to play the piano.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
If I wasn’t a nurse practitioner today, I think I would enjoy a career in investigative journalism. I have always liked reading and writing as well as interacting with people. Researching, interviewing, and putting together a story in journalism seems similar to gathering a history, completing a physical exam and diagnosing a patient in medicine.
What is your favorite thing about working at LSPG?
I love the atmosphere here at LSPG. We have an open work space that allows providers to have open discussions, bounce ideas off each other, and offer help when needed. Particularly being new, this is so important to me. Everyone has been so welcoming and patient! It is truly a team environment here.