When people ask me where I’m from, I’m tempted to just say, “America!” I was born in California but moved to the Midwest shortly thereafter. I like to say that I split my “growing-up” time between Kansas City, Missouri and Wilmington, Delaware (the “other” Wilmington!). My college years began at Vanderbilt University, followed by The University of Delaware, where I majored in Biology with a Physical Therapy interest. Since then, I have lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Charlotte, NC, prior to landing in the Wilmington, NC area 16 years ago. Although it took me a while to find the “right” Wilmington, I couldn’t be happier to live and work in a city that offers the beach, “America’s Best Riverfront,” and truly has the feel of being a college town. My two children, Austin and Payton are both UNCW alumni and still call Wilmington home. When I’m not working, playing Pickleball, or trying to hang out with my adult children, you will most likely find me traveling, reading on the beach, or attempting any sport or physical activity that keeps me moving! My most recent professional decision to join Dr. Kuzma’s team has been one of the best I’ve ever made. Each week, I am blessed to have a front row seat to seeing patients’ smiles, dental health and overall well-being change and improve forever! Dr. Kuzma’s neuromuscular approach to dentistry absolutely leads to total dental wellness for all his patients, and it’s an incredible privilege to work with his amazing team.