Received Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Utah State University in 1995.
Board Certified nationally 1995 to present
Completed Internship with Forbes Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 1995 – September 1995
Employed with Sunshine Terrace Foundation, Inc. since April 1996.
Developed the Music Therapy department for the Foundation in 1998. Designed a program to provide Music Therapy services for all three facilities in the Foundation. Established a nationally registered Music Therapy internship site to train graduated students in 1999. Currently training two interns every 6 months. Adjunct faculty to the Utah State University Music Therapy Department, training practicum students every semester.
Volunteer EMT for Lewiston City and surrounding rural areas. Married to Darren Birchell. Mother of a 3 year old daughter, Megan. Born and raised in Layton, UT.