I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Mary, in Bismarck, North Dakota, and my graduate degrees at The University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. I have always kept the emphasis in my medical career that the needs of the patient come first. I learned to appreciate this ethos at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where I did an internship for part of my graduate studies and have carried this mission statement with me since. I enjoy meeting new people, and being in the outdoors – specifically hiking, snowboarding, and biking. I love to read and to learn new things. I am excited to be a part of the Oregon Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, and of the larger Rogue Valley community, where I can help those in need.