What can I say?
I love Southeast Arizona and am proud to call this area my home. Growing up in Sierra Vista, Arizona, I was busy playing year around sports and my first job at twelve years old was being a paperboy for the local newspaper. I will always remember not wanting to wake up early Sunday mornings to deliver the newspapers; however, the reward of fresh baked cinnamon rolls from one of my best customers was enough to get me out of bed.
I received my Bachelors of Science from The University of Arizona and during my Audiology graduate program I was able to accomplish a personal goal of mine in having the opportunity to teach. I have many teachers in my family and I thought for sure teaching was going to be the professional path that I would take. What inspired me to become an Audiologist was when I was working on Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, as a sub-contractor and I was able to talk with many soldiers who were having difficulties hearing and with tinnitus.
I love the field I chose because of the people I get to work with. Seeing different patients, each presenting with their own unique challenges to address is what is exciting. I may not be getting the reward of fresh cinnamon rolls each morning, but there’s nothing better than the reward of getting to know so many different people, hearing their stories, meeting their families and finding the most appropriate solutions for their hearing difficulties.
I joined Arizona Hearing Specialists in 2014 for my final externship year and am grateful for the continued commitment to help serve the local hearing impaired community after receiving my Audiology Doctoral degree (Au.D.) from The University of Arizona. I enjoy being part of the Arizona Hearing Specialists team because of the opportunity to volunteer at the St Andrew’s Children’s Clinic in Nogales, Arizona. You simply cannot count the number of smiles that we bring to the kids, their families and to ourselves.
When I am not working, I am busy visiting my family who lives throughout Arizona. I currently live in Tucson, Arizona, and enjoy attending many sporting events (Go Wildcats!), fishing, fantasy football, golfing and tasting the many local taco and Sonoran hotdog stands.
I am proud to be a licensed Audiologist by the Arizona Department of Health Services, fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and I have a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Please feel free to call me to talk about your hearing loss and how I may help you.