“Life is unpredictable, it changes with the seasons, even your coldest winter, happens for the best of reasons, and though it feels eternal, like all you’ll ever do is freeze, I promise spring is coming, and with it, brand new leaves.” – Erin Hanson
I am the mother of two very awesome children. My family goal has always been to create a consistent and supportive household that my kids can call home; a place that they look forward to coming to after experiencing the chaotic world around them; a place to find peace and comfort.
As far as my extended family, I have a gentle, but strong, support system built of non-blood related individuals that I have known for most of my life. I may not have been born into this world with them around, but I could not imagine life without them. They are the family that the universe has placed into my life and I am forever grateful for that blessing.
In high school I was a four year varsity swimmer, my state stroke was the back stroke. Oddly enough, I also have a huge fear of water; mostly open water, deep water, lakes, and oceans. If I am in a body of water (whether swimming or in a boat) deeper than my head, I need a floatation device to hold onto. I also was the mother of a Pot Bellied Pig for a short time, named Pig.
I have worked in the medical field for fifteen years, starting at the age of eighteen where I worked as a Medical Technician for the U.S. Air Force. I have had the opportunity to travel and to give medical care on military flights, as well as, work as a Trauma Team member for the Emergency Department. I have training in mass casualty triage and wound care, as well as, field, flight and clinical medical care. Prior to working at Summit Prep School, I was working two nursing positions while attending school; Kalispell Regional Hospital, where I performed physicals, drug and alcohol testing for Occupational Health and also the Transitional Care Unit at Heritage Place, where I performed assessments, medication administration and wound care.
Getting lost anywhere in the world that offers a new experience or adventure would be wonderful. Trying new things, smelling new scents and seeing new sights; all of it and anywhere sounds perfect. To further that, possibly lost with purpose, maybe a medical mission in another country.
I grew up in a city, at least by comparison to the town I currently live in. So during my off time, I like to explore. Taking my kiddos hiking, on road trips and experiencing Montana like a tourist.
Goals to be the good in this world.