I am originally from the Detroit Metropolitan area, where I was the owner and directress of a Montessori infant and toddler childcare for more than a decade. I also had a ceramic studio for quite some time and in fact my undergraduate degree is in Fine Art, from the University of Michigan. In 2006, my then 14 year old son and I moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico. As we left our small hometown of Ferndale, MI and slowly headed down 8 Mile Road to the freeway, an enormous flock of pigeons took flight. Suddenly, without warning, a pigeon flew through the passenger window and made itself comfortable right between my son and myself. We thought it must be a sign of good things to come and it really was. Everyday I’m amazed at the beauty of the mountains, the enormity of the sky, and the joy I feel being in the Southwest!
In 2016, I had the tremendously good fortune to garner a position in GME. Since that time I’ve coordinated a Transitional Year program and an Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residency, both from the very start. Most recently I’ve held a post as Residency Program Manager in a Family Medicine residency. I have to say that I feel blessed to have found GME. And truth be told, being part of the team that builds the residency from the beginning is my passion. As I begin relocating to Tucson I find myself looking for another sign. I have to say haven’t seen one, I’ve seen many. It will take years to see everything Tucson has to offer! About the pigeon, we didn’t bring him to the Southwest with us, although we thought it was clear he wanted to make the trip. Who wouldn’t?
If you have any residency question, please reach out to me. I’m happy to help.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan
Training Administrators for Graduate Medical Education (C-TAGME)