I am an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with 35 years of experience providing acute primary care, hospital care, and general care. My focus is optimal well being and healthy aging through hormone health and lifestyle awareness. Maintaining healthy hormone levels throughout the lifespan is critical to aging well in terms of heart, brain, bone disease prevention and contributes to an overall sense of well being. Other areas of interest include the emerging realm of peptide therapies, amino acids formulated to mimic or enhance cellular processes that restore and optimize function, and in nutrigenomics, the study of relationships between what we eat and how our genetic profile interacts with input on a molecular level.
I have been in love with Alaska since moving here from Northern Canada, in 1990. I never tire of the beauty that surrounds us, and the endless opportunities Alaska offers us. I have a goal to climb every inch of the Turnagain Arm, and end each hike at the Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ – a family venture my spouse Jack and I started as a hobby 9 years ago.
I am happy to have found a new home with Avante Medical Center, which has provided a healthy team-oriented work environment that is supportive to both its providers and patients alike.