Lived: Born in Montana, raised in Vernal, Utah. During college and early PT career lived in Denver, Portland, and Rock Springs. Recently returned from a 3-year tour of duty in civilian service with the United States Army in Vilseck, Germany
Education (including certificates, degree, etc.): Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University 2010, BS in Life and Human Sciences, University of Portland 2006
Certifications: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Why did you choose PT: “I always wanted to be in the medical field. I was drawn to physical therapy because I got to spend time with patients and develop relationships in the process. My first internship was in a pediatric inpatient rehabilitation unit. On one of my first days there, I saw the power of play and fun in rehabilitation, and I was sold! From that moment on, I knew PT was my calling and would allow me to be fun, creative, relate to people, learn from people, and most importantly help people through vulnerable times in their lives.”
Hobbies: Skiing/snowboarding, paddle boarding, hiking, cycling, traveling the world with my family, and being a mom to my two awesome kids!
What brings you to Casper: “I had a clinical rotation in Casper while I was in PT school. At this time, I met my (now) husband who is a Casper native. Now I love Casper with the easy outdoor access and great community.”
Motto for life: “The world is a big place! Try to seize any and every opportunity to explore the world around us.”