After graduating nursing school with a focus in geriatrics, I became aware of my need for further experience and care work, in particular, with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s clients in senior and community centers, memory care, and in-home settings.
I trained with WA State Alzheimer’s Association and Northwest Parkinson’s Association to serve as a Support Group Leader. In 2017, I received the WA State “Caregiver Support Group Facilitator Award” with the WA State Alzheimer’s Association.
Working with these Associations showed me the real need for senior foot care, and I recognized my calling for compassionate and professional care. I like Feet!
I attended Rainier Medical Education Training under Dr. Julia Overstreet, DPM, FAPWCA, and completed the clinical program certified by the American Foot Care Nurses Association to receive certification as a Foot Care Specialist. I am a qualified instructor for Rainier Medical Education under Dr. Julia Overstreet.
5 years ago, I moved to Orcas (returning to my Washington State roots - I was born in Bellevue) to care for my aging mom. While here, I developed Foot Care with a Heart, LLC, now serving three of the San Juan Islands.