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Andrea is a native Kansan, born in Dodge City, KS. She attended Newman University School of Nursing for undergraduate education, graduating magna cum laude in 2014. During her career as a registered nurse she cared for patients in the neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, and worked as the lead clinical educator in the NICU at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. She later obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing, specializing in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado in 2013. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through PNCB.
Andrea has special interest in newborns, children with special needs, obesity management, asthma management, and behavioral disorders at all age levels, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. She is an advocate of wellness through preventative care, and enjoys inspiring families through education.
Andrea married Jerod Thayer in 2003, and together they have one beautiful daughter, Emma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, scuba diving, traveling, exercising, and dancing.