Gina grew up in the Bay Area and first made trips to the North Tahoe area as a child 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 and was a National Ski Patrol Volunteer at Squaw Valley from 1989-1992.
Gina and her husband loved the area and when Gina was still in her residency training in Utah, her husband 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 in 1999. 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 football games and "The Gold Rush" nordic race, 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.