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.

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

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

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