Liz grew up in a small Ohio town run on faith and football. She graduated with honors from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and minor in Psychology. She moved to Grand Rapids in 2008, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University.
Liz has always had a passion for helping people. While in college, she worked and managed clinics for autistic youth and volunteered in the inner cities to provide therapy care to the underserved. Since graduating from GVSU, Liz has worked in West Michigan with a variety of populations, first as a home care therapist, and now supervising a team of highly skilled therapists. Her current responsibilities include clinical mentoring, budgeting, and scheduling a team of medical professionals.
In 2020, Liz saw first-hand the negative side effects of school shut downs and the masking of our youth. From her training with special needs children and personal protective equipment, she knew we were doing our children a disservice, especially those affected by special needs—including her own child. Liz began speaking at school board and county commissioner meetings providing factual evidence of the detriment to society’s most vulnerable population.
Liz resides in Allendale with her husband, Ryan, and their two boys who attend Allendale Public Schools. She assists with and coaches for Allendale Little League and Upward Basketball. She attends Chapel Pointe church and is guided by her Christian faith.