"When I had a knee replacement in 2015, Christus St Vincent Hospital was my choice for surgery. I received excellent care and wished to do everything I could to ensure that everyone in our diverse community would be able to do the same, regardless of their circumstances or their ability to pay."

After a career that focused on state government in California and federal policy research and advocacy in Washington, I moved to Santa Fe in 2007 to start a new life as a painter. I hold a BA in Fine Arts from California State University in Sacramento and a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration that was conferred by the Corcoran College of Art + Design and the U.S. Botanic Garden.