I was born and raised in west central Florida and am a true "Florida Cracker." My family was very involved in the citrus industry, as were my husband and I.
I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and a minor in Biology. All of my adult life I have been involved in some capacity of customer relations, and I now work in sales and marketing for an international company.
We have two adult children − one of whom has been a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center since 2001. My husband was also a patient at Moffitt during this same time (2001). Both are doing well at this time, and I feel it is time for me to give back to Moffitt Cancer Center by offering to work with the Patient & Family Advisory Council to provide a perspective on patient care from the family's standpoint.
I look forward to working in that capacity on the Patient & Family Advisory Council.