Phlebotomy Technician Instructor Bios
My certifications include: Certified Phlebotomist Tech, Specimen Specialist, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified EKG Tech, ER Tech (Ohio Health - Doctors Hospital -Columbus, OH), Paramedical Examiner, Health & Wellness Examiner, Business Owner-Independent Contractor (in the Specimen Collections Field as well as the Paramedical Examining Field), Specimen Collector: Blood/Urine/DNA.
My interest in blood began in the 8th grade with my science fair project: The Difference in the Human Blood Types. During the science fair I typed the blood of fellow students, faculty and the parents of my classmates. I am VERY passionate about Phlebotomy and still get excited when blood flows into the collection tube. I have been working in the Phlebotomy field for over 15 years with experience in pediatric, teen, adult and geriatric patients. When presenting materials in the class, I use PowerPoint presentations and find that humor and sharing personal experiences throughout my career helps create a fun and engaging learning environment.
I have been married 20 years to my husband, Kipp, who is a Firefighter (Lieutenant for his department) and has been my biggest supporter through all of my endeavors. We have two daughters and four BEAUTIFUL grandchildren. I am VERY family-oriented.
My list of hobbies is extensive, but mainly includes photography, baseball (I am a HUGE Yankees fan), fishing, horseback riding, showing dogs, writing poetry & children's books, living in the country and most of all, TRAVELING!
Phlebotomy has been my calling. I believe it is an art and I'm excited about teaching it. I became a Certified Phlebotomist several years ago and worked in a hospital. I worked both inpatient and outpatient. My patients ranged from pediatrics to geriatrics. I also worked in the lab preparing specimens for the Lab Technicians. I enjoyed working with the technicians and learning different aspects of laboratory testing. I am excited about sharing with students everything I have learned through the years. My goal is to have each and every student leave my classroom feeling confident, knowledgeable and ready to work in a healthcare environment.
I am married with children. I enjoy gardening, spending time with and shopping with my daughter and long motorcycle rides with my husband. I volunteer for an animal shelter and foster dogs. It is very rewarding to help the ones that cannot help themselves.