I began my professional career as a Licensed Athletic Trainer. The athletic training career is not just about evaluating and rehabilitating the athlete, it’s also about educating the athlete, which is where I found my true passion for teaching. It is more than just an injury, it’s the “why” behind how we are going to fix what is wrong and prevent future injuries. It’s the “why” behind physically training one’s body to be stronger, faster and more resilient. I took this passion of teaching my athletes into the classroom and started teaching Anatomy & Physiology.
My students are my athletes and the classroom and laboratory are where we practice. Teaching is a dynamic process. I strive to make my class relatable to current healthcare methodologies and facilitate learning and application of body function so students can think critically in their clinical courses when they are presented with the abnormal.
As hard as it was to leave my athletes behind, it also opened the door for the time I needed to be the wife and mother I wanted to be. My husband and I have 3 young children with a passion for sports to keep me current in my athletic training skills.
2013 - MS, University of Saint Joseph, Biology
2002 - BA, Messiah College, Sports Medicine
2000 - BS, Lebanon Valley College, Biology
Licensed Athletic Trainer Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist