Location: Swope Health Services – Belton

Patients should know…

I want my patients to know that I care about their health and want them to be as healthy as possible. I want them to view our relationship like a team. I am willing to put in the time and energy to help them achieve better health, and if they are willing to work with me, I believe their health will improve.

I like being able to teach my patients and help them live healthier lives. A lot of people develop unhealthy habits because everyone around them has the same habits. I like to help my patients come up with a plan to change their unhealthy habits, even if the rest of their families are not ready to take that step.

I also like building relationships with my patients. Getting to know them better helps me to develop better treatment for them.

Education

Undergrad: BSN from University of Central Missouri; MSN from the University of Kansas

Experience

Joined SHS in November 2014. Prior employment: Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, RN in the medical/surgical and ICU float pool from 2008 to 2014.

Background and passions

Hometown is Grandview, MO. I played softball in college and still do some coaching and pitching instruction. Other hobbies/interests include cooking, pets – I have two cats and one dog – and playing and listening to music.