While my full-time job is protecting the citizens of New Hampshire from food-borne illness by performing Molecular Diagnostics at the NH Public Health Laboratory, my greater passion is caring for animals. I grew up with household dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets as well as assisted my aunt with wildlife rehabilitation. Animals have always played an important part of my life and I couldn’t imagine life without them.
I currently share my home with my daughter, a German shepherd (appropriately) named Havok, a bonkers pit bull named Bane, two rescued kitties named Oscar and Gizmo, a chinchilla named Willie, a sugar glider named Izzy and a bearded dragon named Sparky.
In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking, the lake, the beach, training at a local gym and being “arts and crafty.”