I was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Kentucky. I wanted to be a nurse my entire life and have always loved elderly people and children. After high school graduation, I moved to Lexington and attended the University of Kentucky where I earned both my Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nursing. I have been married for 30 years, we raised 4 children and one of which has special healthcare needs and disabilities. This strengthened my focus to care for families and their children.
I began my career in 1997 as a pediatric registered nurse working in the Kentucky Children's Hospital. I decided to further my career and in 2004 and began practicing as a pediatric nurse practitioner, working with children who have chronic kidney disease. I have spent 9 years as an advanced practice provider taking care of children with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and renal transplant. I also have a special interest in preventing disease in children with high BMI. In 2013 I returned to general pediatrics where I now practice in caring for healthy children. I love watching them grow and develop!
MSN, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing
Certifications and Special Training
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Member