I grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated from high school as an Edmond Memorial Bulldog. Having been born and bred a Sooner, it was an easy decision to continue my education at the University of Oklahoma where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Zoology. I didn’t know I wanted to be a dentist until my junior year of college when I began shadowing different medical professions. After witnessing and volunteering at different dental offices and clinics it became clear that this was my path. After graduation I traveled to Piura, Peru to volunteer with a team doing dental mission work. This was a great experience that further solidified my decision to pursue dentistry. I then attended the OU College of Dentistry where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).
I married my husband, Robert, in 2010 and we have 4 daughters - Hayden (2013), Avery (2015), Peyton (2017) and Marley (2020). I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading when I get a chance, and watching my kids grow and learn.
I love being a dentist because I get to know and help my patients while enjoying the creative hands-on side of dentistry. I have been having a great time in Choctaw working with Dr. Gasbarra and her amazing team.