I was raised in Grand Forks, ND, a town of about 50,000 people. I am an only child and the only member of my family that chose medicine for a profession. I got my undergraduate degree in Medical Technology at UND which is in my home town. I was then able to still stay local and attend medical school at UND. After graduating from medical school I did a residency year of medicine in Fargo, ND. I then moved to Akron, OH where I did my 4 year Ob/Gyn residency. My first job out of residency was in a large Ob/Gyn practice in Richland WA. I was there for 4 years and then in September of 2005 I joined Women’s Health Associates in Boise. I have several hobbies, but the one I have spent the most time at is teaching aerobics. I started in 1989 and have taught ever since. I have taught almost every format available (including pre-natal aerobics) and foresee myself teaching the rest of my life. I also enjoy hiking with my dogs, camping, skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking. I enjoy all aspects of the field of Ob/Gyn but have taken a special interest in delivering my own patients as often as I can and offering women the option of bio identical hormone therapy. My ultimate goal as a physician is to help women live healthier and happier lives.