After studying in the great state of Colorado and receiving my doctorate in dentistry, I realized that this was my one opportunity to explore another amazing city. I am so happy I chose the beautiful state of Arizona as my new home. I’ve had the pleasure of treating people in just about all of the wonderful suburbs around the valley. I am so excited to be centrally located right smack dab in the middle at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics.
I honestly couldn’t be more excited to wake up each morning to join my team at work! We thrive in a fun, light-hearted atmosphere, and our dental office is truly one of a kind.
After being an athlete most of my life and competing in track and field at the collegiate level, understanding the link between systemic and oral health is very important to me. Because of this, our team focuses on prevention and teaching people how to avoid dental problems.
I like to use the discipline and work ethic instilled in me from my athletic background to better serve my patient base. I know my job is to save teeth, but I genuinely enjoy surgery and taking teeth out.
I have a future goal to travel around the world and donate dental services to less fortunate countries. Volunteering is a huge passion of mine. Some affiliations I am involved with include: Arizona Mission of Mercy, Special Olympics, Hope Fest, Give Kids a Smile, and Liberty Wildlife animal rehabilitation clinic.
I’ve had the pleasure of growing up in the beautiful states of Minnesota and Montana, which developed my passion for anything outdoors. When I’m not creating smiles, you can catch me backpacking, camping, hiking, snowboarding, longboarding, and doing anything to stay physically active. I also love being creative, and most of the dental art you will find in the office I have created myself. I love the challenge of learning new skills and even taught myself how to juggle during COVID. I’ve set a new personal goal: learn origami and stay well-versed in puns and “dad jokes.”
- Minnesota State University Moorhead – Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry
- University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine – Doctor of Dental Surgery
Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy, Special Olympics, Liberty Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Clinic volunteer, Hope Fest.