Being born and raised right here in Grande Prairie, I feel fortunate to be able to do something I love in the community I grew up. I think it’s important to connect with the community around me, and along with Dr. Hunter and Dr. Manville, I really feel that our practice makes those connections.
I pursued post secondary at Grande Prairie Regional College before moving to Edmonton to study in the Honours Physiology program at the University of Alberta. From there I moved to the University of Waterloo, where I completed the Doctor of Optometry program (graduating with honours).
In University I found eye disorders incredibly interesting. I sought an internship with a multi-speciality Ophthalmology practice in Birmingham, Alabama so that I could learn more about ocular disorders relating specifically to the cornea and retina.
A few years ago Dr. Hunter, Dr. Manville, and I sat down and talked about what we were doing and what we wanted to do. After realizing we shared similar visions for the future, the three of us opened Aurora Eye Care in 2013.
When I’m not at the clinic, I can be found camping and spending time with my family. I have three kids: my daughter, Emily, and twin boys, Joshua and Brady.