I grew up in Arvada Colorado. I obtained a B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I then worked as a Dialysis Technician for a short time before heading to Boston Massachusetts where I obtained a M.P.H from Tufts. I returned to my home town for Medical School at the University of Colorado-SOM. I completed my Internal Medicine training at the University of New Mexico and was Chief Resident of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. I have been married for 8 years; we have a 4-year-old son and a baby girl due in 2018. I love spending time with my family outdoors, swimming and camping. My husband and I are scuba divers and love to travel. When I'm not at work or home with the family I like to run. I hate to admit this but I love CrossFit gyms and can be found there too. I relax by baking, playing the flute, or reading a new fiction top seller.