Each week, we feature a fantastic new woman we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
My Current Job/Company: Vitreo-Retinal Specialist/ The Retina Group
My Birthday: 12/23/1968
My Work: I practice a specialized type of Ophthalmology which deals with the Retina. I see patients in the office and perform surgery.
My Passion: My family, work and close friends
My Family: Matt (supportive husband of 10 years), Nate (7) and Lauren (6)
My Heroes: Elizabeth Blackwell, Martin Luther King
My Escape: Beach, spa
My Pet Peeve: Negative people, laziness, bad driving
My Indulgence: Lifetime TV, wine
My Roots: I was raised in a loving, middle-class family with 2 brothers. I grew up in a relatively small town.
My Future: Fulfilling work and family life, watching my kids grow.
My Movie: Anything that takes my mind off stressful situations–especially those movies that make you laugh.
My Love: A smile on my kids’and husband’s faces; helping my patients
My Quote on Life: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.” (Erma Bombeck) and “Live beyond yourself.”
My Accessory: My wedding band
My Advice to Young Women: Never believe anyone who says or implies you cannot do something. Work hard, but do not put too much pressure on yourself to be perfect.
How I Balance it All: Excellent question–Prioritize, be organized, and ask for help. I am fortunate to have a supportive husband who helps with our kids in many ways and cooks for us!