I have been fascinated with science and the human body for as long as I can remember. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be in healthcare. According to my 5th grade yearbook from Dry Creek Elementary School, I wanted to be an occupational therapist. And while that might have changed since then, my passion for people and medicine has not!
Growing up, I loved school, reading, music, and traveling. I sang all throughout my childhood, from musicals to participating in the top women’s choir at Cherry Creek High School. I even trained in traditional opera. I continue to sing all the time, occasionally in my office between patients. Travel continues to be a true passion of mine. My parents are immigrants from South Africa and instilled a love of different cultures at a young age. My latest adventure was a month-long trip to Taiwan and Vietnam before starting at CLINIX.
After completing my undergraduate degree at CSU, I became a full-time volunteer at a children’s home in rural Honduras. I was there for almost a full year and solidified my love for the Latino culture and the Spanish language. In the mornings, I did mostly administrative work, but afternoons were filled with fun: Taekwondo, art, music, and English classes with some of the cutest kids you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting!
Following Honduras, it was time for PA school. I had the honor of attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science near Chicago, IL. It is ranked as one of the Top 20 PA Programs in the nation and provided me with an incredible education. Straight away, I knew that I loved family medicine. Medicine should be focused on the relationship between the patient and provider; family medicine allows me to truly get to know my patients. I see a variety of ages, from kids to adolescents, to adults and geriatrics.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing board games, watching movies, hiking, and reading with my Book Club. I have the cutest rescue dog named Trouble, a 10-year old little Carin Terrier-Schnauzer mix. I love cooking and baking (and eating) and am always looking for a new great recipe.
I have loved working at CLINIX and getting to know so many wonderful patients. They make me want to continue to be the best provider I can be.