I was born in Fairfax, Virginia and after moving to Ohio and then Michigan, my family eventually settled in Columbia, Maryland, where I grew up. Having participated in a wide variety of sports including swimming, Taw Kwon Do, cheerleading, and softball, I became fascinated by the human body and its amazing capabilities. So, I decided to pursue a career in physical therapy.
After graduating from Atholton High School in 2007, I spent a year living, working and taking college classes in Israel before returning for undergrad. I attended the University of Maryland and received my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology in 2011. I worked as a full-time physical therapist aide and then moved overseas for some ‘life’ experience in 2013. I continued my path towards physical therapy at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and graduated with my Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017.
After graduation I worked as the primary physical therapist at a nursing home helping residents reduce pain, optimize their movement/function and improve their quality of life. In 2019, I moved back to the US and started working in the outpatient orthopedic setting. I have since developed a passion for treating orthopedic conditions, with a strong focus on exercise, manual therapy and the mind-body connection. I am passionate about teaching people about their bodies so they can stay happy, healthy and continue doing what they love.
My free time is usually spent hiking or mountain biking with my dog Odin, traveling to National Parks, working out, listening to audiobooks or seeing live music. I am excited to continue to grow as a therapist with the Sparks Physical Therapy Team.