I was born in Nebraska, but have lived in Colorado for most of my life. I graduated from Centaurus High School in Lafayette. I received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Colorado in 1996. From there I attended the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. I graduated with my degree in 1999 and was licensed by the National Commission of American Physician Assistants.
I have worked as a Physician Assistant in Family Practice since 1999. I have been an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Family Practice Physician Assistants, and the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants. I have been licensed in Colorado since 1999.