I grew up in Oregon and come from five generations of farmers on one side of my family, and educators on the other. My educational background includes a B.A. from St. John’s College, a medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, and adult psychiatry residency here at the University of Vermont (UVM). I’m delighted to be continuing my training here in the child and adolescent fellowship at the UVM.
I have enjoyed working with kids and young people for a long time, and particularly enjoyed teaching middle and high school for two years at a public-charter school after undergrad. In medical school I gravitated toward working with kids and young people, and found psychiatry fascinating, challenging, rewarding, and well-suited to my desire to learn from and help others. The Vermont Family Based Approach here at UVM allows us care for the whole family and take into consideration multiple facets of our patients and families lives - improving the quality of care we offer.
My interests within pediatric and general psychiatry are widespread, though I have a special interest in developmental and neuropsychiatric problems.
When not working with patients, families, or learning from our talented group of clinicians, I can be found spending time with my family, biking, or enjoying the lake or hiking trails here in the green mountain state.