I am very excited to be joining Dr. Hawthorne and his team and starting a new adventure in Vernon.

I grew up in Burnaby, BC and spent most of my youth playing sports.  After coming to the realization that my dancing and singing chops were not adequate to pursue a career as a Broadway star- I embraced my coordination and earned a field hockey scholarship to Duke University in the USA. After 4 years in North Carolina, I returned to Canada to play for the national field hockey team and live the life of an amateur athlete for a year.  I then realized that there was (slightly) more to life than running around and it was time to try something new.

I received my DMD from Boston University and wanting to learn more, decided to do an elective one year residency in Seattle in hospital dentistry. The residency gave me an opportunity to focus on additional areas including pediatrics, sedation/anesthesia, oral surgery and treating a medically complex population.

After a long time living away I am so excited to be back in BC; close to family (including the dogs) and the outdoors.  When I’m not at work, I love going on adventures, travelling, playing sports, laughing with friends, and dancing enthusiastically to soul music.  I am very excited to get involved in the Vernon community and make your dental experience a relaxed, enjoyable and educational one.



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