As a doctor, she is primarily motived by her patients, many who are significantly debilitated by their chronic pain condition. She enjoys being their doctor in these circumstances. It is both challenging and rewarding at the same time. She is also motivated by widespread recognition of the public burden of chronic pain, which has stimulated rapid innovation and informational technology in pain medicine. Outside of the office, she likes traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with family. She is proud and excited to serve the Grand Forks community.