Being a nurse practitioner has always been a lifelong goal of mine. I have always wanted to take care of patients at the next level and feel this is the best way to fulfill that goal. My philosophy of care is to treat others how I would like to be treated. I strive to be a good listener, evaluate, educate, and collaborate with my patients and other team members to provide a well-rounded approach to patient care. My clinical areas of special interest include general and bariatric surgery. Outside of work, I love spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, relaxing, and watching my boys play all kinds of sports.