I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for twenty-one years. I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of clientele including all age groups, and I have worked in most settings. I pride myself on being well-rounded and able to treat just about anyone. I am a native of Western New York and attended local colleges including Niagara University, home of the Purple Eagles, and the State University of New York at Buffalo, an institution with a rich history of communication research. It was there that I earned my masters degree. I have a special interest in auditory processing and hearing and was involved in research related to Phonemic Synthesis testing at the University at Buffalo with Dr. Jack Katz AuD. I also enjoyed tutoring Psychoacoustic Science to undergraduate students in the Communication Disorders program. On a personal level I enjoy traveling, music of many genres, golf, exercise, martial arts, and meditation, which I have done n a regular basis for over thirty years. I was also a caregiver for a disabled parent since the age of seventeen, which had profound impact on my life. I believe that technology has changed the world greatly, and has given us tremendous access to information but has also created many challenges in our profession. I believe that the focus should always be on the client, and that recording data is necessary and important but that it should not take precedence over treatment and the client-patient relationship.