I grew up in Yuma, Arizona. I started riding horses when I was just 5 years old. We spent a lot of time at the barn which is where I was introduced to 4-H. I spent a lot of time with animals growing up so I always knew veterinary medicine is where I belonged. I moved to Tempe in 2012 and graduated from the veterinary assistant program at Pima Medical Institute in February 2015 after completing my Veterinary Assisting externship at VCA Mesa Animal Hospital in December of 2014. Over the years I learned to love the outdoors even more. I enjoy finding new hiking trails with friends, exploring new restaurants and breweries. Finding new coffee spots through the valley is my favorite Sunday activity. Fountain Hills has been my home since 2017 and I have three cats at home named Penelope, Katnip and Harrison.