Kristen is a Family Nurse Practitioner passionate about supporting families and pediatrics—particularly caring for newborns and school-aged children. She believes in providing the same level of care to her patients that she would want for her own children.
Kristen grew up in Mesa, Arizona, but has spent most of her life in Utah. Her favorite aspect of living in Utah is the beauty of the state, with its stunning mountains, rivers, lakes, and trees. When not working, Kristen enjoys reading and watching cooking shows, but her true passion is getting some much-needed rest and sleep. She admits to being terrible at skipping rocks, but she excels at folding laundry.
Kristen is a proud parent to three children: Jimmy, Mae, and Danny. As a mom, she understands the importance of quality medical care for children and has made it her philosophy to treat every child as if they were her own. Kristen’s childhood experiences with medical care, including receiving 99 stitches, have shaped her desire to provide compassionate care to her patients. She believes that early experiences can greatly impact a person’s sense of self and strives to make each child’s experience with medical care as positive as possible.
Kristen is a master laundry folder—practice makes perfect! She also hopes to improve her rock skipping skills because her 6-year-old is already better than she is.