I grew up on the east coast of Florida, after my parents moved here from Michigan in the 60’s. My Dad worked with the space program and my Mother was a stay at home mom for me and my brother and sisters. I remember seeing all the space launches from our house on the Space Coast. After the Apollo program ended, we moved to Boca Raton, where I graduated from Boca Raton High School in 1974. After finishing high school, I went to nursing school at the Jackson Memorial School of Nursing in Miami, Florida and graduated with an Registered Nurse degree. I met Dr. Radish in my Senior year of high school and was married to him 3 years later.
After spending many years as a Nurse in Florida and Tennessee, I retired from my first career as a nurse to become a stay at home mom. In 2008, I was recruited to handle the Front Desk duties here at Deep Creek Eye Care. I handle all of the insurance authorizations, most of the contact lens ordering and appointment making. I find that I enjoy the interaction with the patients, just like I had when I was nursing. I feel that I am talking to members of my family when I am with our patients.
Doctor Radish and I have three children. Our oldest is Megan, 31, who is currently a props on-call person at the Home Shopping Network and works summers as an assistant Propsmaster at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachussets ; Logan, 29, who works with a defense contractor in the Baltimore, Maryland ; and Jordan, whose untimely passing in December 2009 at age 17 was a reminder to us all of how precious and short life is.
When I am not running the office, I love to do crafts and quilting. I also enjoy gardening.