I knew I wanted to be an occupational therapist from the time I was 13 years old. I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2003 and began practicing in the area of pediatrics right out of school. I have always known that I had a passion for children. In graduate school I wrote my scholarly project on Sensory Integration and continue to practice heavily in this area. Shortly after becoming a therapist I also came to the realization that feeding concerns were not being addressed as frequently and early as they could be. I began feeding therapy approximately 13 years ago and have continued to be passionate about it. I most recently (2016) earned my certification as a Lactation Counselor in order to assist children with feeding concerns at the most prime time available to make changes. Currently I have approximately 500 hours of continuing education in pediatrics alone. My practice areas in pediatrics include but are not limited to functional feeding, sensory integration and self-regulation, fine motor, visual motor and executive function skills. I thrive on the relationships I build with the children and their families as well as seeing the progress they make and obstacles these children overcome everyday warms my heart. I look forward to being able to continue serving the leaders of our future in this community.