I spent most of my childhood in Oak Harbor, graduated high school in Ferndale and received my LPN and RN from Bellingham Technical College. While living in Bellingham I had the opportunity to work in long-term care as a floor nurse and eventually unit manager.
My husband and I moved out to the Midwest where I worked in a hospital telemetry and dialysis unit in both outpatient and inpatient care. I also worked in a physician’s office, an urgent care clinic, as well as long term and assisted living facility.
My husband and I moved back to Oak Harbor in 2021 and are so happy to be home again. We visited often over the past 10 years and have always had strong ties to the area through friends and family and look forward to strengthening those bonds.
During my 26 years as a nurse I have been able to care for the dying and offer support, comfort and education to them and their loved ones. I have also been the care giver to a family member who chose to die at home. I completed the End-of-Life Doula training through the International End of Life Doula Association.
I look forward to helping people prepare for their death in a positive, caring manner.