After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Sonoma State University, she attended Grossmont College in San Diego where she received her degree in Nursing. Her orthopedic background began in 1979 when she became the Patient Care Coordinator of The Center For Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Hospital in San Francisco. Under the guidance of Sports Medicine Director, Dr. James Garrick, she has lectured, participated in research and published several articles in the field of Sports Medicine.
She came to Mt. Tam Orthopedics in 1990, where she has broadened her orthopedic experience to include the care and treatment of patients with spine related issues. She has worked as Dr. Byers’ nurse for the past 15 years.