I have been exposed to the medical field all my life. I am a third generation nurse and one out of 5 nurses in my family. I always knew I wanted to do something in nursing. I can remember a project in second grade where we were instructed to dress a large paper doll in what we wanted to be when we grow up; mine was returned dressed in a white nurses smock, complete with the white nursing cap. This doll still resides in a trunk in my mother’s house!
I am an Abilene native. I attended and graduated Wylie. From there, I attended West Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I then returned to Abilene where I attended the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I returned, again, to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in pursuit of my Masters of Science in Nursing where I graduated in August 2016.
I worked as a Registered Nurse in the Trauma Center at Hendrick Medical Center as a new graduate from 2011 until 2014. From 2014 until 2016, I worked at Abilene Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Room. After obtaining my certification as a Nurse Practitioner, I began working with Dr. Jackson in his new practice which later became known as Big Country Internal Medicine.
I am currently the mother of two young pre-school aged boys, two highly energetic border collies, and a senior cat. I enjoy spending time with my family at the zoo, in our kayaks, or simply lounging at home.