Tell us a little bit about yourself
I currently reside in Wildridge and I have been living in Eagle County for eight years. After working in architecture and health care administration for over a decade, I decided to make a career change and become a health care provider. I earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. I went back to school at Colorado Mountain College in 2016 to begin my nursing prerequisites. I earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2020. I am a first-year psychiatric nurse practitioner student at Saint Louis University. After working in architecture and health care administration for over a decade, I decided to make a career change and become a health care provider. Although architecture got me to Eagle County where I met my husband, earning my nursing degree was the best decision I have made to date. I am currently the Behavioral Health Care Coordinator at Colorado Mountain Medical. I also work as needed as a Registered Nurse at All Points North Lodge. I am married and we have a three-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog.
Why do you want to join the ECPS Board of Directors?
The Eagle County Paramedics team is a critical resource to all healthcare providers in the Eagle River Valley. In my current role as a care coordinator at Colorado Mountain Medical, I recognize the important role of ECPS within the healthcare community. I value their services in my work every day. They are an integral resource and collaborating with ECPS is critical to providing patient-centered care. I value our community’s health on a high level and that is why I want to have a role within another community partner.
What are some of your prior board leadership experiences?
As a young professional, I have been a part of various committees and organizations, as well as an active volunteer in several capacities. While this would be my first time serving on a local board, service is something very important to me. I would be honored to serve my community in this role.
What skills, connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer to our organization?
As the Behavioral Health Care Coordinator at Colorado Mountain Medical and a Registered Nurse enrolled in a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program, I am well versed in our behavioral health community. I have many connections in health care that I collaborate with on a daily basis. I work full time with the behavioral health team at Colorado Mountain Medical and I am connected to a number of partners, including Eagle County Community Paramedics, Vail Health, Your Hope Center, Eagle River Valley private behavioral health providers, and many inpatient facilities throughout the state.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Like most Eagle County residents, I love to ski, bike, and stand up paddleboard. I enjoy traveling and recreating in the great outdoors. My passion is behavioral health, and it is the reason I changed careers. If I sound like a nerd, I am one! I have a passion for researching both medical and alternative mental health interventions.