Speech Language Therapist
Hola! I am a Speech Language Technician. Born and raised in Minnesota, I grew up camping every summer and fishing almost every weekend. I miss the Minnesota lakes and trees, but I’ve enjoyed the beauty of Utah for many years now.
I moved west to attend BYU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a Spanish minor. I learned Spanish while living in the Canary Islands, Spain for a year and a half. Living in a different country on the other side of the world is most definitely a hands-on learning experience and I consider it part of my education and one of the highlights of my life. I also taught Spanish classes at the MTC in Provo for several years.
When my children were little, I felt the urge to go back to school again. I graduated from Utah State with a second bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders for speech therapy.
A few years later, I was asked to teach a Healthy Lifestyles class at my children’s elementary school. I taught children about their amazing bodies and minds. I started a series of lessons entitled, “Why Do I…?’ that allowed the students to ask and answer questions about their bodies and minds. Lessons ranged from, “Why do I dream?” to “Why do I burp?” It was a lot of fun! Soon the students started begging for those lessons every week! I also had the great opportunity to tutor and mentor students struggling with math, reading and Spanish for several years.
I enjoy traveling and discovering new places, even within the borders of Utah.
My husband and I have 3 children, ages 16, 14 and 10. We have a crazy 8 pound chihuahua named Rico, who loves to howl like a wolf. It’s hilarious and he makes us laugh every day.
A healthy habit that I have: drinking water. It’s my favorite drink!
One of the coolest things I’ve seen at Greenwood: children enjoying their healthy snacks of unique fruits and vegetables instead of chips, candy etc. It has inspired me to make healthier snack choices also.