Where did you grow up? I grew up and live in Gilbert, AZ!
Favorite movie featuring animals: My favorite movie growing up was Free Willy. Orcas are the most magnificent creatures on Earth and found in every ocean. I have always loved orcas and when I was little, I would watch Free Willy multiple times in a week. I watched it so much that I burned out the VCR tape. Once I was in college, I decided to focus my experimental research projects around orca migration and hunting techniques in animal behavior and ecology.
What was your first pet? When I was 6 months old my parents decided to adopt our family dog, a Bichon named Kacee and she was 2 months old. We grew up together and she was one of the best dogs I have ever had! She had the best 16 years we could ever give her.
Favorite sports team? My favorite sports team is the Arizona Cardinals! Since I played college soccer at Aurora University, I would also have to say the Aurora Spartans as well!
Dream vacation: My dream vacation would have to be Santorini, Greece. I love the ocean and after seeing Mama Mia, I would love to vacation there one day.
Year you started working in the veterinary field: I started my experience in high school when I joined FFA and raised my own lamb. I got to administer my lamb's monthly antibiotics and vaccinations in the veterinary class I was taking. After gaining experience in animal science I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian. In college I worked at my teacher's, Dr. Davis's, animal shelter and helped administer antibiotics and help provide the best living environment for the animals. I graduated spring 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and I am so incredibly happy and lucky to be a part of the Hillside Team!
Best way to spend a Saturday: My favorite way to spend a Saturday is going to the gym, having a huge breakfast, going to Cinnaholic, spending time with my family, enjoying a dairy free pizza, spending time in the pool and watching movies or tv with popcorn!