I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I started my career being the first Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Northern Maine. I was part of the National Health Service Corp serving 5 years in rural northern Maine. I have also taught nursing for University of Maine at Fort Kent since 2003 to present. I love to teach and I love to learn! I worked at Acadia Hospital in a leadership position as a Senior Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner overseeing nurses from 3 departments and all Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. I have started my own private practice in June 2011 which has been a wonderful experience. I am part of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. I have obtained awards of Outstanding Nursing Alumni at UMFK and Nurse of the Year at Acadia Hospital in 2011. I have 2 wonderful children and the best husband I could ask for! I love being a nurse and wouldn't change it!