CEO / Marketing Director


Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. I love going back to the Black Hills to visit family and friends, and to enjoy the smell of the pines, the fresh air, and of course, to grab a meal at Taco John’s!

Favorite sports team?
Go Cards! I have been a loyal fan since they relocated to Arizona.  Can’t wait for them to win a Super Bowl!

Year you started working in the veterinary field:
In 2001 Brad and I created the Hillside Animal Hospital concept on a drive to San Diego. From that point on, I knew we would make a great business team and our journey working together in the field had begun.

Dream vacation:
Brad and I have Africa on our bucket list. We’d like to volunteer at one of the animal sanctuaries.

Last concert you attended:
Music is one of my passions, and I love live performances. One of my favorite events is the Austin City Limits Festival. Music unites people in a very special way at concerts, and that is a great feeling!

Most memorable case here at Hillside:
It’s hard to pick just one….some of the most heart-warming cases are those where our doctors save a pet’s life in an emergency….when the pet, their family and our team come together to create a positive outcome. The joy experienced in these cases stays with me in a distinct way.

Favorite hiking spot in the Valley:
My two go-to hiking spots are the Gateway Loop and Sunrise Trail. We’re so fortunate to live in an area that is so close to beautiful trails with spectacular views!




Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

Heartworm Disease Alert: Is Your Pet Protected?

A dog that lived his entire life in Fountain Hills has recently been tested positive for the dreaded heartworm disease.  heartworm disease prevention options make it easier than ever to keep pets protected.  We want to stress that heartworm disease is becoming more... read more

A Wellness Revolution: Laser Therapy for Our Pets

When our pets experience any sort of pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to find ways to provide them relief beyond traditional surgeries or medication. In recent years, veterinary medicine has been dedicated to improving the use of cold-laser therapy on patients... read more

Road Trip Season: Preparing Pets for Travel

Summer is here! With the heat comes the pressing desire to escape and venture to new and exciting destinations. Road trips are the ultimate way to experience summer in the states, and they’re even better when our furry friends can come along! However, before you... read more

Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more