My background is in the procedural and clinical settings of hospitals, surgery centers, sterile processing, and physician clinics as well as non-clinical settings such as the construction and business industries. I have even worked with new physicians fresh out of residency setting up their practices and clinics from scratch giving me more insight into operations and gaps within our industry. I have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, certification as an ambulatory surgery center administrator and have been a manager in a variety of settings throughout my career.
My involvement with the built environment goes back to my childhood. My dad was a builder and then I married a contractor where we worked on projects together while also building his business. Because of that insight and experience, I was put into roles where my clinical background, along with my business and construction knowledge, made it easy for me to be a resource and liaison closing the gap between clinical and the design team.
I have always had a heart for coming alongside someone lending a hand recognizing that it makes me crazy to watch people struggle when they don’t have to. A story is the easiest way to help people understand and a great example that stands out from many years ago was my husband and I making the decision to buy land and build a home instead of buying an older house that we would have to renovate. We were young, did not mind working hard to get what we wanted in the end, and without a lot of financial resources so we were motivated to take on that HUGE project. Even back then, experience had proven that all big projects break down into smaller ones where solutions are easier to see if you just keep moving forward. Using our resources and combined skills we physically built a 4000 sq ft house in only nine months and received the major equity payoff for all of our hard work in the end. Now all these years later – he runs a successful company as a nationally licensed contractor while I continue using my ACES concepts working on projects and helping others. Being part of the solution no matter the platform, business, personal, etc. using technology and making all of the moving parts come together is totally what drives me.