What do you do in your free time?
My husband, Ross, and I love watching our kids (Eliza, 11 and Charlie, 7) play sports, particularly soccer as we both grew up playing ourselves. Eliza and Charlie also both have high blue belts in Taekwondo. This has been a new and interesting experience for us to watch as they learn the sport and work through the belt ranks. Needless to say, we are in full-fledged taxi mode, carting the kids to their various activities on a daily basis! I’ve gotten into Spartan Racing recently and enjoy spending “me time” working out at the crack of dawn every morning. Ross and I typically sign up for one or two trail running races each year as well.
We love to watch all kinds of sports on TV, but mostly football, college basketball and soccer. We are lucky to have the opportunity to attend games for the professional NCFC Women’s and Men’s soccer teams often as their home field is in the Raleigh area. Although we live in NC now, I am a MD girl by heart and still root for the Ravens each year. And, my alma matter, UMBC, will always have bragging rights in our house since they upset Ross’ favorite team, UVA, in the NCAA tournament (GO Retreivers!!!).
We’ve coined our house “Hobbs Hotel” as we are always welcoming friends and family from near and far to stay with us or just hang out for awhile. Spending time with family and friends is a normal part of our weekly routine and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
How long have you been with ACP?
12 years in September 2018
What is your career background?
A mixed bag, but most of my treating experience has been in the SNF setting. I’ve also enjoyed treating in the acute hospital setting and dabbled shortly in OP and HH settings just before joining ACP.
What inspired you to work with ACP?
I actually had little experience with modalities prior to starting with ACP and I was intrigued with the concept of using them to help patients. I had a very large fear of public speaking and dreaded the thought of teaching CEU courses, but felt it was a challenge that I needed to take for both personal and professional growth. I soon learned that I love to teach! Being able to educate other clinicians to help their patients has been the most satisfying part of the CPC role. I am able to positively impact more patients by giving my therapists new tools for their toolbox and expanding their mindset to explore new ways to treat their patients.
What is your favorite patient story?
I don’t have one particular patient story as there have been so many great ones over the years. However, a more recent one did catch my eye where a therapist had fully healed a pressure ulcer that had been present for many years. He credited the ACP e-stim interventions he applied for moving the wound from a chronic, non-healing wound to fully intact tissue. “I am so excited that I actually healed a wound! I’ve never been able to do that before!” The sense of accomplishment and success that the therapist had was truly amazing to witness, and a feel good moment for sure!