As a child when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said "a dentist!", even from a very young age. It has been a long journey to fulfill my dream but well worth all the hard work. Dentistry provides me so much joy and gratification. I truly enjoy helping people and making connections with my patients. Getting to know my patients and creating lifelong relationships is a special part of dentistry.
I grew up in the small town of Dixon, Missouri not too far from Jefferson City. After I graduated high school in 2009, I attended college at Lincoln University. From there my dental education took me to suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Never did I think I would live in such a big city, but I loved it.
Most of my family lives in Jefferson City, therefore I am very excited to be back. I have two daughters and a wonderful fiancé. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, CrossFit, traveling and photography.