Abby is from Detroit Lakes, a small resort town in Northern Minnesota. She earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics and exercise science from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 2013. After realizing she missed her calling in nursing, she went back to school and received her Bachelors of Science in nursing through an accelerated nursing program at Marian University in Indianapolis. Upon graduation, she worked as a registered nurse in the NICU/Special Care Nursery at Regions and Ridgeview Hospital. She earned her Masters of Science in nursing from Regis College in 2021 specializing as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care.
She completed her clinical rotations with Wayzata Children's Clinic, falling in love with the culture, patients, and community. She officially started with our clinic in 2022 and loves working with children of all ages. She has special clinical interests in NICU graduates, lactation, eating disorders, and health promotion through fitness and nutrition. She and her husband Karl live in Delano, where they are raising their three children: Adley, Isaac and James. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, be outside, workout and stay active, play basketball, and spend time on the lake.