What is your Job Title and what department do you work in?
I am the Physical Therapist for the Camas Health Clinic.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and then I moved around southern Idaho (Boise and Sun Valley) before settling in the Spokane area with my family when I was about 12.
What is the best thing about your job?
Helping people heal and live the life they want to live! I thoroughly enjoy creating a therapeutic relationship with patients and helping them to achieve their goals for mobility and healthy living.
What is the best thing about Kalispel Tribe?
I have never been a part of a community that is so connected and caring. Working with and for the Kalispel Tribe, you truly feel like part of a family.
What does your workspace look like?
My walls are full of posters and diagrams of the human body, a full-size skeleton stands next to my desk, and photos of my family are hanging everywhere. It’s very organized! I can’t think if my workspace is a mess.
What are your hobbies?
I swam competitively in high school and college so I still enjoy swimming a couple of times a week and working out regularly. I love skiing with my family in the winter and we spend every free second of the summer on our boat in the middle of the lake paddle boarding, surfing, and swimming.
What do you like to do when you are not at the office?
Most of my free time right now is consumed with my daughter’s gymnastics meets and my son’s wrestling tournaments. Otherwise, I enjoy relaxing with my husband and kids.
If you could pick one person that inspires you, who would it be and why?
My dad is the most determined, committed, hard-working person I have ever met. He has always supported me and encouraged me to be the best version of myself. I want to be him when I grow up.
What advice would you give to today’s youth?
You will never feel like you have it all together, try to enjoy the chaos. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Surround yourself with people who celebrate you and want you to win. Find something you truly love to spend your time doing and then try to make a living doing that.
What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession?
Change is the only constant