My husband, Jason and I were both born and raised in Tomah, WI. We live on our cranberry marsh with our two most well-rounded girls Jaylin and Livia. I graduated with my bachelor’s in nursing from Viterbo University and later earned a Master of Science in Business in Management and Organizational Behavior. Most of my nursing career has been spent at Tomah health as a care management nurse on the acute care unit assisting patients, families, and staff with care coordination both in the hospital and after discharge. Fortunately, working for a rural hospital has provided me with diverse nursing experience including wound care, geriatrics, hospice, cardiac and surgical care. Throughout my nursing career I’ve had the opportunity to advance my professional role by taking on positions specifically related to quality, and utilization management that support my passion as a nurse care manager.
I am well versed in community resources, navigating the healthcare system, and standards of care in nursing. My passion has been geriatric nursing ever since I was in high school after a very personal experience living with and caring for my grandmother after she suffered a stroke. I learned at a very young age that the meaning of life is to find your gift, while the purpose of life is to give your gift away. I believe that my gift in life as a nurse is to help others age gracefully through recognition of how we react to the things we cannot change and embrace the things we can. We all have a unique story, and it is most important to me as a nurse is to understand each person’s journey, what matters to them and how I can help them “live their best Dash.”