I grew up in beautiful western North Carolina and enlisted in the US Army in 2004 as a Combat Medic. I completed Combat Medic school in 2004 and then attended Licensed Practical Nurse school, graduating in 2006. I worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the next 6 years with experience in trauma, medical/surgical, and pre and post-operative care.
After leaving active duty in 2012, I moved to Texas and continued military service in the US Army Reserves. I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health in 2015. That same year I was accepted into the military’s Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. I completed a 16 month didactic phase at Ft. Sam Houston, TX and then a 12 month clinical internship at Ft. Bragg, NC. I graduated in 2018 with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies through the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
I am a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Army Physician Assistants.
My goal is to continue to serve both the civilian and military communities by preventing disease, improving health, and promoting an active lifestyle.