University of Phoenix
Hostos Community College
When I was 16, I had my teeth cleaned by a really caring dental hygienist and I loved the way my teeth felt so much afterward that I started thinking about it as a career path. Because I remember what it felt like to be in that chair, I make sure to put myself in every patient’s shoes and I want them to have that same quality of experience I had all those years ago. Making people smile is really the cornerstone of my healthcare philosophy.
I moved to Arizona from the Bronx, New York, eight years ago, mostly because I was tired of shoveling snow. One thing that drew me to Mountain Park was the amount of diversity among providers and patients; when you’re in New York, diversity is everywhere and being here makes me feel like I’m home.
My husband Keith and I have a large blended family; we have three boys and three girls, so we’re a little bit like the Brady Bunch. Now that the kids are grown-up and out of the house, we like to spend our free time relaxing with our dog, Laila. We also love to travel to anywhere with beaches and sunshine.