CV ( Short and Sweet)
- Clinical: EMS and Nursing x 28 years
- Specialty areas: ICU, ER, NICU, PICU, Cardiac Cath Lab, and Flight Nursing
- Teaching: How long? 19+ years
What do you teach?
- Blood Borne Pathogens
- MPIC-related courses
- Client-centric curated courses
- Acute Care Nursing Skills
- Career Development
- Motivational and specialty speaking engagements
What is your favorite subject to teach?
Pediatrics, Neuro, Endocrine, Lab Values, civilian medicine to military peeps, and “Skills Hacks”
What do you like best about teaching?
Feeling the enthusiasm rise in the room when students get that, “A ha!” moment. Taking complex concepts and breaking them down into digestible bits. Making people laugh. Motivating and encouraging students to get comfortable with the uncomfortable, because that is where success likes to hide.
What do you like best about teaching at Defib This ?
The people! The students and staff know how to get business done and still have a good time. We are lucky to have a culture here that believes in taking our jobs seriously, but never ourselves.
Fitness! I’m a self-professed Peloton addict (Bike & Tread #Akibomb)
Cooking, baking, dancing, entertaining guests, making things, true crime podcasts, wine tasting, cemetery history, listening to comedians, listening to hip hop, and most any kind of music (My absolute favorite is 90’s hip hop!)..and hugging. I really, really like to hug people!
The kind you put in your face hole! I especially crave cherry turnovers or tarts..and Meyer lemon everything!
Your Go-to Karaoke Song?
“I Wish” by Skee-Lo