Meet The Team
Pisces. Loves ice cream and the Buffalo Bills. I am excited to bring over 5 years of nursing experience to the VIBE adventure! From Oncology and Hospice, to Home Care, Med Surg, and Critical Care, I’ve worked on almost every unit in a handful of hospitals in the Greater Rochester area. I have a background in English Education, am a former fitness instructor, and spent many years as a bartender, learning the ins and outs of customer service. My proudest accomplishments include finishing a marathon, competing in a power lifting competition, and becoming a certified Reiki practitioner. I spend any free time with my husband Jake, our 3 year old red lab Hank and 1 year old son Dean. I love learning and educating others on naturopathic ways to heal the body holistically from the inside out.
My career in healthcare began almost 15 years ago. I started out as a CNA, then graduated nursing school in 2014. I began working as a nurse and earned my Certification in Med Surg. I then felt called to grow my knowledge and experience so I joined the Mother-Baby unit. Eventually I returned to a Med Surg floor, and was promoted to the role of Assistant Nurse Manager, not knowing I would lead the team caring for Covid patients. Naturopathic wellness has always been a passion of mine, as I am also a devoted gardener- my back yard is a maze of raised beds! I am proud to be a 3rd generation nurse in my family; my grandma performed reflexology as a holistic nurse. I enjoy cooking plant based meals with my partner Bill who works as a chef. My 4 children keep me on my toes and call their Mommy a Modern Day Hippie.
With over 16 years of experience working as a bedside nurse in Rochester, I am happy to bring my knowledge and skills to VIBE Infusion Therapy. The patient population I enjoyed working with most in the hospital were individuals with Cystic Fibrosis. These patients were hospitalized frequently and I enjoyed being able to develop a long lasting nurse-patient relationship. You can always find me at World Gym (my second home) because I am an avid Crossfit enthusiast and workout with the Crossfit Rochester Team every day. My favorite foods are extra crispy chicken wings and plantains and I love going shopping- you will see me in a different pair of sneakers every day!
Before I graduated nursing school in 2018, I worked as a CNA for 6 years. I traveled to New York City in 2020 during the pandemic, and then returned to Rochester to work as a hospital wide float nurse. I have always been a huge advocate for patients in healthcare system, and have a passion for justice for
healthcare workers, including nurses’ rights. I love to spend time with my husband and 2 kids, and enjoy my self-care time working out at the gym. I am a huge bookworm, always reading something non-fiction, and love being outside when the weather is nice. I have many gardens on my property of grapes, raspberries and blueberries. I’m also a proud hockey mom, as my youngest son plays and I am a huge NY Rangers fan!
Medical Director; ANP-BC
I could not be more excited to bring my 20 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner to VIBE! As a SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College Alumni, I have worked throughout the Rochester area in specialties ranging from cardiovascular surgery and medicine to geriatrics and physical rehabilitation. When I am not working, I love to jog outside along the canal path and on the many trails that the town of Fairport has to offer. I have finished 5 marathons, but these days I just like to run for fun, and sometimes my dog, Zoey, joins me! She is a 5 year old Yorkiepoo and although energetic, her endurance can't quite keep up on my longer runs. I can also be found in my kitchen, I like to find healthy pasta recipes and use my two sons as taste testers. They are both in college and I am so proud of them. My passion is educating people to find ways to incorporate fitness and overall health and wellness into their lives and this opportunity on the VIBE team will allow me to continue to do just that.