Originally from the Midwest, I grew up in Ohio (go Buckeyes!) but became an Illini while attending UIUC for college. Dentistry is the dream profession for me because I love science, people, and making creations! Following graduation from UIUC, I went on to The Ohio State University for dental school and then completed my orthodontic residency at Saint Louis University. I have been practicing orthodontics for 15 years. I love serving all patients including children and teens with special needs. I live in the northwest suburbs and have two very active young boys. We enjoy all kinds of activities including cooking, exercise, and art.