Liz was born in Lincoln, Nebraska the daughter of a university professor and special education teacher. For as long as she can remember, Liz has always been in love with animals. A summer vacation to Wisconsin when she was four and a magical pony named Cinnamon set Liz on her path to her life's true passion, horses. She relentlessly harassed her parents for riding lessons for a year before her mother was lucky enough to stumble into a wonderful hunter/jumper barn and Liz was hooked. Liz spent 13 years competing in hunter/jumper shows with a variety of equine partners all through her school years.
After graduating high school Liz decided she needed an adventure. She happily accepted a scholarship to a small college in Sitka, Alaska, and it was as everything she had hoped. She picked up several key things that would serve her well moving forward. She learned how to react if confronted by a brown bear, a love of Russian art, an appreciation for proper outdoor clothing, and one future husband.
Liz and Steve relocated to Green Bay in the summer of 1999 where Liz continued her education at UWGB. She graduated in December 2002 with a BA in Humanities focusing on ancient history. Liz became involved in the horse community shortly after relocating which gave her the opportunity to meet Dr. Patty. In the spring of 2004 Liz joined Bay Meadow Equine as Dr. Patty's assistant and discovered the wonderful and exhausting world of ambulatory equine veterinary medicine. Liz was happy to be with Dr. Patty for four and half years, before becoming a mom in December 2009 and choosing to become a stay at home mom. Her son, CJ, is now at Aldo Leopold Community School.
Liz has always been very lucky in her animal friends. She currently shares her life with an extremely humorous hound dog named Dean, who divides his time between sleeping on the ottoman, staring off into space, and driving Liz slowly insane; along with a terrier of unknown origin she calls B, who tackles the world as if he is a member of an invading army. Her cat, T, found Liz back in her Bay Meadow days at one of her favorite farms and refused to be left behind. T enjoys digging in the house plants, sleeping on Liz's head, and knocking breakables off counters.
Liz's equine companions are no less delightful. Her horse Sharif is the stuff of horse crazy little girls' dreams; a white Arabian cross with flowing mane and exceptionally forgiving soul. Sharif is the ultimate cultured gentleman, a pleasure to ride, and is always willing to remind Liz not to sweat the small stuff. Liz also has the privilege of serving a real life member of the aristocracy, an enormous appendix quarter horse named Titan, whose benevolence is always appreciated and humor enjoyed by all.
Liz has been back working with Dr. Patty and NBVS since 2016. She enjoys getting to know all of you and your four legged family members.