I'm a Maine native who moved to Arizona in the 1970's to study outdoor education at the very progressive school, Prescott College. I did National Park Service work in many of the nation's most beautiful areas, then moved to Salt Lake Ctiy. I started hospital nursing in 1983, and finished all three degrees here at the University of Utah. My first job as a Nurse Practitioner was in Park City, and came to the U and the Student Health Center in 1995. My passions in primary care are addressing the various areas of emotioal health concerns, sports medicine, and anything to do with a procedure. For my Capstone project in the DNP program, I designed a system to easily screen for depression in all students who visit the Student Health Center, and have concentrated since then on the appropriate medical treatment and referral of emotional issues. I enjoy spending time exercising, reading, and travelling with my family.