An Illinois native who moved to Arizona in 2004. Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in family clinic, diabetes education, prison, and mobile medical care are my passions. A graduate of several universities in Illinois, my public health MS from the University of Illinois and ensuing board certification in family practice brought me to this career choice. Degrees in music education and performance and a doctorate in nutritional education also highlight my background achievements. I live in San Tan Valley with my spouse who is retired, and our dog, Darby O'Gill, on 5 acres which keeps us both busy. I enjoy some gardening, attending jazz/blues concerts, and going to Chicago for continuing education programs.