Acting Anchorage Site Director
Before joining the faculty here at the MEDEX Anchorage campus, I earned a BS in Biomedical Science at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. While earning my degree, I worked in neurological rehabilitation and neonatal intensive care in nearby Grand Rapids. My PA education took place at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago in 2015. While studying for my PANCE upon graduation, my family and I visited Alaska. We had a number of fantastic outdoor adventures that left me feeling that Alaska might just be the place for me.I took the PANCE and headed off to hike of a large section of the Pacific Crest Trail, just my backpack and me.
I finally moved to Anchorage in 2016 and settled into family medicine and urgent care. A short time later, I was selected for the Alaska State Medical Board. I am very interested in the psychology of teaching and in pursuing the best methods specific to medicine. When not working, I continue to immerse myself in the Alaskan wilderness, whether by skiing, biking, backpacking or hiking. And for the past year at least, I sometimes wonder how I might combine my love of outdoors with the necessity of sitting through Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting.