I am a big believer in the partnerships of individual responsibility, providers that keep you healthy, and the community in which you live in. I have always been drawn to organizations that understand this connection which I is why am glad to be a part of Mountain Park.
Early in my career, I had the opportunity to travel to Venezuela where I realized that public health was the right career path for me. While there, I was able to experience the great things that can happen when physicians work with members of the community to make impactful changes related to health. I am originally from Texas, but as a child, we traveled a lot because my father was in the Air Force. Like many families, my parents had a huge influence on me. My dad always taught me to listen to everyone because there is a lot that can be learned from other people’s experiences. My mom encouraged me to find a career I loved and regardless of the job, to do it to the best of my ability because work ethic is a reflection of myself and my family. I’ve tried to always live my life with this in mind.
I have been married to my incredible husband for 40 years and together we have a daughter who lives in Portland. In my spare time, I like to hike, read, spend time with my dog—an Australian Shepherd—and I’m learning how to play golf.