Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have been employed with UPG since March of 2017. Prior to that I worked for the UVA Health system for 5 years as a Hospital Admissions Representative. I started in UPG in the Insurance Processing Unit and now I have been here in the Department of Medicine for 10 months as a Certified Medical Coder. Charlottesville has been my home for over 25 years. I have an awesome 8 year old son and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I’ve always had an interest in healthcare and when I was younger I wanted to be a nurse. I learned that direct patient care was not for me, and I got introduced to coding while I was working in the hospital as an admissions representative. I love what I do now, there is so much to learn and many opportunities to grow in this field!
I have lots of memories going to Disney World as a child with family. It was magical as a child and so much fun. I am planning on taking my son this year, so getting to see him experience it as well, is going to be amazing!
Most admired person/persons and why?
My parents. They have always been a rock in my life. They show me support and love with every decision I make. They are there for me no matter what life throws my way. My son is lucky to have the best grandparents!