I started in optical in 2013, apprenticing under my aunt who owns her own optical shop. I have moved around a lot due to my military husband, and have always worked at independent practices. I completed my American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certifications in 2018 and became a Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO) in the state of Washington in 2022. I enjoy working at independent practices because it allows access to the latest innovations in the optical industry and a higher quality of care. In my free time I love to work on my cross stitch projects at home, and spend time outdoors hiking with my husband and dog.