I grew up in the small town of Mill City, Oregon. I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Oregon in Eugene. I spent four years in Guadalajara, Mexico studying medicine and then finished my medical degree at New York Medical College, Fifth Pathway.
After residency at Valley Family Medicine, I moved to the Houston area of Texas where I practiced for a short time. Missing the Pacific Northwest, I have since returned with my husband and children to the Portland, Oregon area to practice and be closer to family.