I am an outgoing mother of three children, ages 18, 14 and 6. We enjoy many outdoor activities and I encourage my children to be independent, strong, self-assured and healthy individuals. I have been in nursing since I was 15 and have a strong passion for inspiring people to be healthier. I believe one small thing shared today, has profound effects on tomorrow; that promoting health and wellness is truly a gift that I have been given. I am a strong patient advocate and have a natural tendency to educate and empower patients and other colleagues. I have recently finished my first triathlon after losing nearly 90 pounds through diet and exercise and I enjoy sharing my life experiences with patients and empowering them by example to be healthy contributors to the world.