Q. How long have you been working at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic?
Since June 9, 2021
Q. What is your job title?
Workers’ Compensation Specialist
Q. What does your job entail?
My job entails making sure workers’ compensation claims get handled as smoothly as possible. I make sure a patient’s treatment gets approved through the workers comp insurance and that the insurance pays those dates of services for that patient.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
Worker’s compensation can be confusing, so helping anyone to ease the process of what steps to take and make sure they are getting everything they need to make it easier for them.
Q. How would you describe your team?
I am the only workers’ comp specialist. I work along with the insurance team at Blue Ridge who can help when needed which I am very grateful for.
Q. What is one professional skill you are actively developing?
Currently, I am working on fighting for claims to be paid through the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. They are the overall “umbrella” over workers’ comp insurance and learning the proceedings to be able to fight claims for patients that have not been paid.
Q. What is your favorite productivity hack?
Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
By that point, I hope to be starting a family.
Q. What were you doing before this?
I graduated from undergrad in 2020 and was working with an
Q. What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Fight for yourself. Only you can advocate for yourself and your work.
Q. What’s the best advice you were ever given?
Nothing is given. Everything is earned.
Q. What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
Q. What profession would you definitely NOT like to do?
Q. What county do you live in?
Q. What do you like best about your county?
I am originally from North Carolina so just being in a new county
and continuing finding new place is great.
Q. What is your favorite local business?
The Amish Country Store
Q. What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
I either read or coach a travel volleyball team.
Q. What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I was an NCAA Champion in volleyball during my
Q. Where’s your favorite place in the world?
In a cabin in the mountains in the fall.
Q. What is your motto or personal mantra?
“To Boldly Go.” From my grandfather.
Q. If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Amelia Earhart. She was an inspiration to set a path for women in aviation and to see what actually caused her disappearance.
Q. Three words to best describe you:
Determined, Outgoing, Sarcastic
Q. What is the one thing you can’t live without?
I have a necklace I have worn everyday since January 2017.
Q. What is the most recent TV show you binge watched?
The Last of Us
Q. What is the best movie of all time?
I would have to go with Harry Potter or The Goonies.
Q. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Q. What is one food that you cannot resist?
Q. If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
Q. Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?
Both. Bulldogs are my absolute favorite but currently
own a cat.
Q. What’s your time of day? Do you enjoy the morning or the evening?
My favorite time of day is Saturday mornings at like 9 am. During the week probably the evenings.
Q. What would you eat if you had to eat only one meal every day for the rest of your life?
Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets