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 a lot of respect for how Coach Arians inspires his players to win on and off the field.

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.

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more

Common signs of arthritis in your pet

Achy muscles and stiff joints affect more individuals than you may think. In fact, these common symptoms of arthritis are found in both the young and old—and human and non-human. That’s right…arthritis is an issue that many animals experience as well. Dogs in... read more

Lawn chemicals and your pet

Break out the sunglasses and sandals because spring is right around the corner! While the extra sunshine and warmth mean lots of fun outdoor activities for you and your pet, spring can also bring some hidden dangers with it as well.  This season (more than any other)... read more

Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more