I was born and raised in Poulsbo, Washington. When I came to Bellingham, I fell in love with the area. I’ve worked in healthcare since 2000, starting in emergency services. I completed my bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University in 2003, then retuned to get my associate degree in nursing in 2006. I became board certified by the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing in 2013. I’ve spent my entire nursing career with Family Care Network.
My role as a care manager is to help patients make sustainable changes in their health, both for prevention and treatment of disease. I am passionate about encouraging and supporting my patients to take steps toward a healthy life despite chronic conditions that can present a barrier. I strive to respectfully deliver patient-centered care to complex patients, empower the patient in medical decision making, and develop a care plan that includes goal setting, action planning and integration of community resources. I also work with family members to help them understand their role in the management of chronic disease.
I am married with one child. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son hiking, camping, and gardening. When I manage to find some quiet time I like to read and sew.