"I believe that understanding and open communication are a vital part of the patient-provider relationship."
I believe that understanding and open communication are a vital part of the patient-provider relationship. I strive to connect with patients to make informed health decisions that take both medical and personal factors into account. Through encouragement and education, I aim to give patients an understanding of their diagnoses, treatment options, and clear paths toward the best possible outcomes for their health. Vision plays a vital role in everyday life, and I'm honored to help people with such an important aspect of their lives.
I'm originally from North Idaho and studied throughout the country before returning to settle in the Inland Northwest. I chose a career in optometry because of my fascination with eyes and because helping others with their vision is so rewarding. After graduating from optometry school, I completed a year of specialized training in ocular disease during residency and am now working on my fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. I graduated from Brigham Young University and the Southern College of Optometry. I completed my residency at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane. I am fluent in Spanish and am happy to speak it with patients.
I stay active and healthy by hiking, skiing, camping, and eating plenty of vegetables. I enjoy disc golf, geocaching, reading, and being an active member of my church. Spending time in the great outdoors and traveling to new and exciting destinations inspires me and helps me stay centered.