I received my ASN degree from Aquinas College in Nashville, TN and my BSN degree from Middle Tennessee State University. I attended UT Chattanooga's FNP program where I received my Master of Science in Nursing. I have worked primarily in Cardiology & College Health. My cardiology experience was focused on Heart Failure and Chest Pain at Erlanger Hospital. I was the Primary Nurse Practitioner at UTC Student health for about two and a half years. I worked as the FNP on an Interprofessional grant at UTC where I saw patients with Heart Failure. I am currently now working on Faculty at the UTC School of Nursing as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Undergraduate and Graduate students. I have also recently been accepted into the DNP program here at UTC  and will begin working towards this degree in the Spring of 2016. I am a member of CANAP, TNA, and AANP. I am married to my best friend and we have a beautiful 2 year old daughter.