I graduated from Purdue University with my Bachelors Degree in nursing in 2003. I spent the next 9 years as a nurse in the Methodist Hospital ER. I decided to further my education and graduated from IUPUI (although I’m a true Boilermaker) with a Masters Degree in Nursing in 2012. I then began my career as a Nurse Practitioner in a family practice office in Kokomo. There I discovered that traditional medicine is great for fixing acute problems but falls short when managing chronic diseases like diabetes.
I began to take a closer look at this after the birth of my second child. I, like most moms, was always tired and a little overweight. I exercised occasionally and ate what I thought was healthy, low fat diet. I was introduced to a movie called “FedUp”, which shines a light on the dangers of sugars and processed foods. I changed my diet and lifestyle and became significantly healthier and happier. I discovered Crossfit, a functional approach to strength and cardiovascular fitness. The Crossfit community is extremely supportive and promotes a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise.
Changing my own lifestyle made me realize that one of the most important things I can do for my patients is to educate them about how important it is to properly nourish your body and soul. Most chronic diseases can be reversed by making simple changes, and I would love the opportunity to help you get your health back!
I live in Westfield with my husband, Mike, who is a Nurse Practitioner at St Francis. We have 3 wonderful children, a 7-year-old boy, 3 ½ year old girl and 3 month old boy. We belong to Cornerstone Lutheran, a wonderful family and community focused church. My husband and I (and the kids!) are avid CrossFit athletes, enjoy traveling, and spending time with our family.
I have special interests in diabetes, women’s health care, pediatrics and the healthcare of athletes of all ages. I look forward to partnering with you to help you Excell for Life!!