I was born in Florida and moved to the Asheville area with my family when I was in high school. As a child I volunteered at a local VA hospital where I was first introduced to patient care. I later worked as a certified nursing assistant at a nearby assisted living facility. I worked with nurses who had compassionate hearts and caring hands. I modeled my care for others on what I learned from them. I completed the LPN program and later the RN program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. I am passionate about my profession and love being a nurse.
I have served the clients at Blue Ridge Group Homes, now BlueWest Opportunities, in many ways over the years. I have held positions as weekend nurse, site nurse and Director of Nursing. In my current role as Director of Integrated Health Services we have joined the medical, dietary and PT/OT departments to better serve the clients. Our department has a saying “Team work makes the dream work”. We really do work well together for the good of all the clients we serve. I enjoy working for an organization that supports our team so we can advocate, challenge and inspire those we serve while providing the quality of care I would want for myself or a loved one.
I am a blessed mother of three and have been with my husband for twenty two years. When not at work you will find me chauffeuring children to and from school, soccer practice and games. I also enjoy gardening, tending to my chickens and loving on my two little dogs. As a family we love hiking, exploring the mountains, and getting in the water.