I am originally from WI, but mostly from Texas. I attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating with my BS in Nursing in 1985. I worked in critical care for many years before going into nursing management and legal nurse consulting. I moved to Eugene November 1999 for many reasons, but primarily to get out of the heat and drought of Texas. I attended an Aesthetician (strictly skin care – not cosmetology) program in Portland in 2002 and started my aesthetician practice at a local Eugene salon where I worked for about 4 years. In 2005 I started my Master of Science program from Walden University and completed it in 2007 with an MS – concentration in Nursing Management and Leadership. In 2006, I took my aesthetics business home and have been working that practice out of my house since then. I also work for PeaceHealth as a Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialist and have been with that organization since 2008.