I grew up on a farm and are the oldest of 5 siblings. I graduated from Fort Recovery High School, the University of Toledo for my undergraduate degree, and Mount St. Joseph University for Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have been fortunate enough to move back home to be with my family and friends and be able to give back to the supportive community that was able to do so much for me growing up.
Why you chose to be a physical therapist: I have always been interested in healthcare and having the opportunity to work with people. After tearing my ACL in high school, and undergoing physical therapy myself I found it was something that really combined my interest in sports and healthcare in a way that would allow me to positively impact people. Since then I have seen so many different facets of physical therapy, and have realized it is something that really can improve someone’s life in a variety of ways.
Favorite Food: Fish tacos
Favorite Dessert: Strawberry rhubarb pie
Most influential person in my life: My parents
Preferred Music: Rock/pop
Favorite Team/College: Notre Dame, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, sports, reading
If I didn’t work in the physical therapy field, I would: be a chef