I am the eldest of three girls from a small farming community in Illinois and grew up tending to the animals on my parent’s farm. From an early age, I fostered a love of caring and I feel I naturally gravitated to the field of nursing because of this experience.
In 1998, I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
Since then, I have primarily worked in the hospital setting in both pediatrics and postpartum care.
While working with new mothers and infants, I realized my true passion lies in assisting moms on their lactation journey and their transition to motherhood.