I was born at Travis, A.F.B. CA and grew up on Arizona. I moved to Alaska in 1982 after graduating from Northern Arizona University Nursing School in 1975. I worked as an RN at PAMC since 82, earning a BSN for UAA and earned an MSN and Certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2013. I joined the Palliative Care Team in October 2014. I enjoy spending time with my spouse and have two adult children, a son and a daughter. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, fishing, gardening and listening & dancing to country music.