I am a US Navy Veteran who grew up here in Iowa and graduated from Cedar Falls High School. I spent the majority of my adult life living in Hawaii and California and have traveled to pretty much every corner of the world. The favorite places that I have had the opportunity to visit are Australia and New Zealand.

I finally moved back home recently to be closer to family and started working here at Den Herder Veterinary Hospital in October of 2023. I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over 25 years and have worked in all aspects of Veterinary Medicine throughout the years. I am really enjoying all of my co-workers and especially all the different animals that we get the opportunity to care for here.

I am a big dog sport enthusiast and bred and competed with Australian Shepherd show dogs for many years. I am very proud to have produced multiple Best in Show and National Specialty winning dogs under the Dreamstreet kennel name.

These days I spend time with my family, my dad, brother, my niece, and nephew and my two Aussies Bambi and MeMe and my cat Kitty Meow Meows. I enjoy any outdoor activity, especially camping and exploring new places. I am so happy to be back in Iowa, just don’t ask me during the winter! LoL