- MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant School at University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, WA
- Trinidad State Junior College (LPN), Pueblo Community College (RN)
- Worked for 3 years as a respiratory therapy technician at Conejos County Hospital (CCH) as I worked toward my RN. Worked in Parkview Hospital Neurology/Neuro ICU for 2 years, returned to CCH for 4 years, then ran the Alamosa office of SLV Homecare for one year before going on to Physician Assistant school. After Physician Assistant school, worked in CCH for 2 years after that and for 4 years in Cameroon, Africa at a mission hospital where I did general outpatient work, was in charge of the inpatient Women’s Ward, and traveled once a week to outlying villages to provide care. I was in charge of the HIV program at that hospital and the first physician Assistant to work in Cameroon. Returned to the SLV and worked in South Fork clinic and the emergency department at Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte before coming to Valley-Wide.
I have an interest in rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory diseases, music, and good jokes.