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.

Use of Marijuana and CBD in Dogs and Cats

Hillside Animal Hospital's Veterinarians Weigh In   With medical marijuana and CBD products booming in human medicine, there has been a lot of talk and curiosity about the benefits that this magical plant can do for our pets. However, before you run to your nearest...

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Top Reasons Dogs and Cats Vomit During Holidays

‘Tis the season for presents, candy, and holiday cheer! The Holiday season is an exciting time of the year; however, it can bode dangerous for your pet if you aren’t considering them in your shopping and decorating.  If your cat or dog is vomiting, having a seizure,...

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I Found Bumps on My Dog’s Body

Bumps on a Dog's Body Can Mean Many Things...   Lumps or bumps could mean a number of different things for your pet and their skin. Bumps on a pet’s skin could be anything from fluid build-up or a fatty cyst to cancer.  Here in Arizona, bumps on a dog's skin can...

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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...

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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...

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