After a 20 year career in retail/wholesale home and business furnishings that included marketing, purchasing, sales, bookkeeping and interior design, I decided to return to school at Idaho State University. I began my further education experience as an art and technical writing major, but switched mid-stream to Speech/Language Pathology. I earned my SLP Masters in 2003 and have been with Premier Therapy Associates since graduation.
I enjoyed the diversity and challenge that helping others communicate presents. I cannot claim to have an expertise; I welcome the spectrum. I have additional training in ADHD, auditory processing disorders, autism, literacy, dementia, fluency, counseling, executive function disorder, dyslexia/dysgraphia and sensory integration. Working with children is special; they teach me as much as I teach them! My adult clients dealing with life changed brought on by stroke, accidents or aging hold a special place in my heart.
My husband and I have two beautiful and talented daughters. They have careers in health care, are married to great guys and are living in Portland, OR. We have one granddaughter, three grandsons and another on the way. In my spare time (?), I enjoy decorating, entertaining, reading, gardening, volunteering, cooking, golfing, snow skiing, shopping, traveling, and going to our Island Park retreat.