I was born and raised in Monterey, CA and lived in Chico, CA for about five years after graduating from high school. I then moved to San Jose in 1999 when I joined the EVC support staff after previously working at a veterinary clinic in Carmel Valley for about a year. My love of animals came from growing up with cats in our family: we had two that both lived to about 21 years old.
My husband is a teacher and football coach at a local high school and we have two children, a son who is 13 and a daughter who is 10. We recently adopted our first dog (who we have named Kylo Ren) from the local animal shelter. He is an adorable dachshund mix that has been the best addition to our family! I am a proud Soccer and Gymnastics Mom who enjoys sports, being outdoors, movies, and reading.