A native of the Midwest, I attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota before attending medical school at the University of Minnesota. I then moved west to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for residency training, where I was honored to be chief resident of my program. I came to Bellingham after working with the Indian Health Service on the Warm Springs reservation in central Oregon and am happy to make the Pacific Northwest my home. Prior to my medical training, I had a variety of work experiences including research scientist, cook, in-home health aide, apprentice paper maker, camp counselor, and even a fishmonger at a seafood store in Minnesota – about as far from the ocean as possible! I am proud to bring this variety of past experiences to my passion for medicine.
I enjoy practicing full spectrum family medicine and am proud to care for patients of all ages. I have special interests in women’s health and the care of chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. I feel my role as a primary care provider is to help people make sustainable changes in their health, both for prevention and treatment of disease.
Outside of the clinic, you will often find my husband and I corralling our two energetic young boys. As a family, we love to be outside riding bikes, camping, hiking and skiing. As an individual I love finding quiet moments to read, knit and go for long runs.