I have dedicated my entire career to the medical field, influenced by my father's profession as a doctor. Starting in Buffalo, NY, where I was born and raised, I began at a local pharmacy after earning an Associate's Degree in medical secretarial science. Over the years, I've worked in various medical roles, from transcription to front desk operations, spanning specialties like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, and cardiology. Relocating to Arizona in 1999 brought about a culture shock, but I've grown to love the state. Life led me to pursue nursing, graduating in 2010. I discovered my passion in mental health and substance abuse, finding fulfillment in assisting individuals through medical detox and transitioning to the next level of care. Outside of work, I cherish time with my two adult sons and their wives, prioritize a healthy lifestyle, and continue working past retirement age.