I am a family nurse practitioner passionate about prevention and working with clients collaboratively to achieve optimal wellness. I earned my undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development with an emphasis on Health Services. Board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, I received my Master’s in Family Health Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and have served on the board for the Richmond region of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.
In practice for over 6 years, I have worked predominantly in primary care and addiction medicine, as well as in obesity medicine. I have always had a clinical interest in exploring the intersection between mental health and whole body wellness or illness, digging into how imbalances in one area lead to problems in another. This curiosity is what lead me to functional medicine which requires a deep dive into everyone’s unique story, not just their symptoms or lab values. I am currently working on my certification as a practitioner of functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
When not working, my husband and I are usually out and about with our toddler. I love spending time with my family and friends, trying Richmond’s new restaurants, traveling and (slowly) learning how to play the ukulele.