Yogurt or Ice cream?

Ice cream

PC or Mac?

Mac

Beach or Mountain?

Beach

Early Bird or Night Owl?

Night owl

Eat or Sleep?

Eat

Dog or Cat?

Dog

Run or Walk?

Walk

High School or College?

College

Dressy or Casual?

Casual

Heel or Flats?

Flats

Lipstick or Chapstick?

Chapstick

Football or Soccer?

Football

Favorite movie:

Forrest Gump

Family:

Happily married to my high school sweetheart. We have a 6 year old, a 3 year old, and surprise baby number 3 on the way.

Book reading now:

Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen. I am always looking for good resources for parents, and enjoy the benefits of learning more as a mom myself, too!

When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?

Age 12 – I wrote an essay on becoming a space medicine doctor, and won a scholarship to Space Camp in Alabama which was big time for a small town girl who had only been to one other state in her life.

First Job:

Bank teller – though I had truly been working for years in my family’s preschool/daycare center before that.

What job if not MD?

Probably a veterinarian – I am a softy when it comes to animals

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Philomath, Oregon, a small town outside of Corvallis best known for it’s Paul’s Place burgers as you pass through on the way to the coast. Delicious!

Person I admire most:

My mom. She is the strongest, yet most gentle person I know. She taught me the meaning of perseverance. She has believed in me always, and has helped me become who I am today.