HOW IT STARTED
While many physical therapists become interested in our profession by being patients themselves, the opposite is true for me. Growing up I always thought I wanted to be a veterinarian. My family has always had pets, livestock and was very involved in our school’s FFA and 4H groups. In high school, I had the opportunity to work at a vet clinic and realized it wasn’t where I really wanted to be. I realized my passion was connecting with and helping people, so I started looking at other opportunities in health care.
I also grew up around sports, whether I was playing or on the eld with my dad while he was coaching. I always loved watching the trainers working with the athletes and later had the opportunity to be a trainer myself. Through some connections I made, I had the opportunity to shadow a physical therapist during my senior year and fell in love with the profession.
One of the things I love about physical therapy is getting to learn more about the human body. The human body is very complex and everyone responds to things differently, which means we must tailor our approach based on what each patient is experiencing. My goal as a therapist is to continue to learn and grow in my profession, so I can provide the best care possible to each patient I see.
A NEW HOME
As a West Texas native, San Antonio has always been an exciting place to visit. My brother has lived in this area for several years and I have always been attracted to the area. I love getting to spend time outdoors going hiking or kayaking and enjoying the great food. I am looking forward to serving this community and making San Antonio my home!
LICENSURE IN PT: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
BS: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX