Gina grew up in the Bay Area and first made trips to the North Tahoe area as a child during trips with her family to ski at Squaw Valley. She remembers skating in the Olympic skating rink before it got torn down and learning to ski on the rope tow at the bottom of the old Red Dog. She came back to the area after college when her husband Kern was teaching skiing at Alpine Skills International on Donner Summit. She worked for TTMG as a receptionist and medical assistant from November of 1990 to August of 1992. She was a National Ski Patrol Volunteer at Squaw Valley from 1989-1992.
Gina and her husband loved the area and so when Gina was still in her residency training in Utah, her husband Kern happened to be at Tioga Pass Lodge at the same time as some of the physician partners of TTMG and he lobbied for them to consider hiring her when she was done. Fortunately the timing was right and they did hire her and 2009 will be her 10th year as a TTMG physician. Gina and Kern have enjoyed raising their two boys in the area and take advantage of the mountain biking, skiing and camping. They have been involved in volunteering at the kids' schools and with their kids' soccer teams.
Gina has also volunteered by giving health talks at Women's Wellness Weekend, at North Tahoe and Truckee high schools, and providing medical support at North Tahoe High's football games and at the nordic race "The Gold Rush" that is held at Royal Gorge. Gina loves the full spectrum of family medicine, from newborn care to geriatrics, from urgent care and sports medicine to inpatient hospital care and she loves having the privilege of practicing her profession in such a beautiful place within such an outstanding community.