Alyssa grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. She attended the University of Oregon where she received her BA in International Studies. She attended Barry University in Miami, Florida and in 2006 was awarded a Masters of Clinical Medical Sciences and Physician’s Assistant degree. In addition to her required clinical rotations, she did an elective rotation in Dermatology and knew this would be her chosen field. She has practiced Dermatology for the last 11 years at Bend Memorial Clinic and Central Oregon Dermatology. She is very excited to join Aspen Mountain Dermatology starting September of 2017. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Alyssa specializes in general medical Dermatology and also enjoys doing cosmetic and surgical procedures. She believes in educating patients about the risks associated with chronic, unprotected sun exposure and tanning bed use.
Outside of work Alyssa enjoys nearly every outdoor activity offered in Bend. She loves to ski, bike, hike, and stand-up paddle board. She also has a dedicated yoga practice. She shares her home with her two children Ruby and Wilder.