Her expertise includes several areas: mental health counseling, dealing with health care providers, and medical advocacy. She has been a Christian 30+ years and she has written a devotional article on anxiety.
Her interests include listening to music, reading, writing, walking and wildflower collection. She also enjoys playing with her dog, getting together with friends, and watching sunsets.
She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1986 with a 3.38 GPA. She enjoyed her business communications and advertising courses the most because they both involved creative writing. Her experience at Arizona State was a positive and she learned much about the business world.
She returned to college after being a full-time homemaker to pursue her passion: helping others. Although it had been 20+ years since she had attended college, she persevered through many challenges. She was much older than most of the students, had not used the technology in her previous college attendance, and still had teenagers at home. During her graduate college career she wrote many term papers that received top grades. She gained the respect of the faculty, internship supervisor and colleagues. She graduated at the top of her class and landed a job soon after graduation.
She has personally had numerous health issues in the last few years and has had to learn to be her own advocate. In addition, she has had to learn how to navigate the pharmacy maze and has a passion to share that with others who may need help. She has written an article on being one's own advocate and getting the most from dealing with one's pharmacy.
She has been a Christian for 32 years and knows the Bible fairly well. She has been part of many small group and Bible studies over the years. She has written an article on anxiety for devotionals, and is in the process of writing about the unsung heroes of the faith.
She has interviewed several people on human interest topics. These articles included the positive aspects of being a caregiver and moving from a large city to a small town. In addition, she has personally had a great deal of experience in being one's own medical advocate and has written an article about this issue and dealing with pharmacies.