Why did you choose to become a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant?

I absolutely love being a nurse. When I was a little girl I use to wish upon stars to be the best nurse ever and to take care of my patients like they were gold. I knew in my heart I wanted to continue my education so I could not only listen to patients concerns but be able to work together in a holistic way. I want to help my patients understand that physical, mental health and wellness go hand in hand. 

Why Mosaic Life Care

I have been part of the Mosaic family most of my life. I started as a candy striper (many years ago) then went on to become a social worker and then a nurse. I am honored and feel very privileged to continue my journey as a nurse practitioner with my work family. 


My passion is being an advocate for children. I have the opportunity to sit on several boards in our community that involve the well-being of children. I also was selected by Governor Nixon to serve on the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board. 

My husband and I also love to bike ride and after 30 years of marriage, we are taking dance lessons.


  • Graceland University – Independence, Mo., Master of Science in Nursing, 2015
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, Mo., Master of Science in Social Work, 1989
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, Mo., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1991
  • Missouri Western State College – St. Joseph, Mo., Bachelor of Science in Social Work, 1987


  • Mosaic Life Care Nurse Excellence Award (2005 and 2013)
  • Ingram’s Magazine – Hero in Health Care (2013)
  • St. Joseph 20 People Who Count (2013)
  • Northwest Missouri Child Advocate (2014)
  • Child Abuse Prevention Award (2014)


Nurse Practitioner

Procedures and Diagnosis


  • Wellness exams and health maintenance for infants, children and adolescents
  • Wellness exams and health maintenance for adults
  • Acute illness for all ages
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic disease processes

Education and Certifications

American Nurses Credentialing Center (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Office Locations