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  • Adjunct Instructor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training


  • PT, Allied Health, Temple University. Project: Doctoral Degree earned from Creighton University in 2005


I have been practicing here at the University of Utah in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics since 1990.  Besides patient care, I put together the clinical education program and coordinated the program for 17 years.  I then developed the Build a Bone program and have been coordinating this since 2005.  I started to offer the program through OSHER in the fall of 2010.  It is my goal to educate people about bone health and reduce the incidence of fractures. 

I am married with 2 beautiful children.  I have 2 dogs and a cat.  I love to ski, bike, hike and garden.