I grew up in Inola, a small town east of Tulsa. When I entered high school, I always knew I wanted to continue my education, in a field that would allow me to focus on science. I graduated Valedictorian and went on to the University of Tulsa, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology.
I started working in the corporate world and quickly realized that I needed more human interaction. During that time, my husband and I moved to Chicago so that he could pursue his dream of becoming a doctor of podiatry. I had the opportunity to volunteer at a Children’s Hospital working with Physical Therapists. After observing the role physical therapy plays in the lives of patients in their recovery of function, I made the decision to pursue a career in PT.
I graduated at the top of my class from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2007 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I have spent my post-graduate career within hospital-based outpatient clinics focusing on orthopedics. I have a special interest in mechanical based assessment and treatment for the spine and extremities.
I am extremely excited about becoming an Allied Health Provider, who will work closely with an outstanding group of podiatrist to provide the best patient care available. It is my goal to focus not only on the immediate problems of the foot and ankle, but the needs of the patient as a whole.