My husband, a native Vermonter, convinced me to move from California, where I am also licensed as a veterinarian, to Vermont in 2007. While I never expected to have my ponytail and clothes literally freeze to the ground during a calving in March (what?!? March? Isn’t it warm and sunny by then?), Vermont and the wonderful people here have caught my heart and I have come to love this unique state. Vermont is filled with gems like all the wonderful people who make up the local food and products markets, the farmers who have been here for generations, and the strong community ties that define villages and regions. It is a gift to be able to raise my children here and I hope that, over time, I can make a contribution to this area as well.
Before moving here I basked in the heat of the west. I grew up riding horses and raising sheep and goats in the heart of beef cattle country in the foothills of Northern California. I rode and drove light and draft horses for pleasure and show in many disciplines before playing polo as an undergraduate at Stanford University. Before becoming a veterinarian, I worked in the field as a technician with two fantastic veterinarians for three years and externed with several other veterinarians.
I love my job, and I keep on loving it as I learn more about medicine, animals, and people every day.