Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Brandi’s experience in health care started in 2000 after graduating high school. She completed her Bachelors in Nursing in 2004 where she began working in ortho, medical and surgical wards. Brandi wanted to gain more experience and independence and moved to California. She started working in a small rural hospital emergency department, and later moved on to travel nursing and worked in a level 3 trauma center in Sacramento, and then a level 2 trauma center in the Los Angeles area. These were all fantastic learning and growing experiences. Always with the idea of going back to school, she began exploring advanced practitioner options. In 2008 she moved back to Alberta to be closer to family and started working in telemetry, ICU, ER, and as a clinical instructor for local colleges in Southern Alberta. In 2009 while working on Master’s in Nursing she applied to the University of Manitoba’s MPAS program. Brandi graduated with the 2012 class and started her career at Victoria General Hospital as an emergency room Physician Assistant (PA). In 2014 after the birth of her son, her family moved back to Medicine Hat to be closer to family. With PA jobs being cut in 2015 she has been working in a variety of areas as a critical care educator, oncology and currently as a consultant doing simulation education for Alberta Health Services.
Brandi and her family are very active in camping, hiking, skiing, and baseball. They enjoy traveling with a passion for diving and exploring new places. Brandi is very passionate about her love for medicine and teaching others to help increase their knowledge and improve patient care. More than ever Brandi sees the need for more PAs to be implemented in to the health care system to better meet the needs of Canadians.