I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with all of my clinical experience in Pediatrics. I knew from early on that I wanted to pursue a career helping others. I went to James Madison University for my undergraduate nursing degree. My first nursing job was at San Diego Children’s Hospital in oncology. I then moved to Kansas and worked at Children’s Mercy for 5 years on a unit that saw a wide variety of diagnoses. During that time, I attended KU Medical School and graduated with a Nurse Practitioner degree. Over the last five years I have worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Mercy Urgent Care and downtown ER. I have also spent time in Haiti and Africa providing medical care at orphanages. My husband and I have four children, ranging from ages 1 to 8. As a mother I understand the joys, frustrations, fears and concerns that every parent has and this enriches the care I provide immensely. I am excited to be a part of such a great team at Shawnee Mission Pediatrics!