Nice to meet you

Hi, I'm Alicia!

After years of building websites, I’ve decided to swap a keyboard for a stethoscope and embrace the chaos of nursing. Farewell, WordPress; hello, patient care!

Let’s get started

Experience

Though I once dedicated my skills to insurance and web design, I now find myself drawn back to the fulfilling world of certified nursing assistant (CNA) work and eventually nursing school. The desire to immerse myself in compassionate caregiving and provide direct support to those in need has reignited my passion for healthcare. Transitioning from pixels to patients, I am eager to once again make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Though my journey has taken diverse paths, my heart has always been drawn to the hands-on care and support that nursing provides.

2012-2013

CNA - Home Health

2013 - 2018

Allstate - Insurance Support Specialist

2018-2024

Website Designer

2024 - Current

CNA - University of Utah Hospital

Service Involvment

We're a Pet Therapy Team!

Charlie and I began volunteering as a pet therapy team in 2022! Pet Therapy allows us to bring comfort and joy to those in need, using the unique bond between humans and animals. It provides an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and staff by offering companionship and emotional support. This rewarding experience has not only benefited those we have visited but has also strengthened Charlie and my connection, creating memorable moments of shared kindness. 

Education

and Certifications

B.S. in Nutrition/Dietetics

Montana State University – 2010

CPR/BLS

May 2024

Certifified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

2012 – 2013, & 2024 – Current

A.A.S. – Nursing

SLCC – Expected Graduation 2026 

Other Things I do

For Fun!

I love to blend my love of the outdoors & running with the introspective art of writing, creating trail guide books and blog posts that not only capture the essence of nature but also inspire others to embark on their own journeys of exploration and self-discovery.

01

Hike

Each year, Alicia and Charlie hike and backpack an average of 700 miles. On her own, she runs over 2,000 miles per year, typically training for ultra runs!

02

Blog

“Girl on a Hike” has been awarded as one of the Top 100 Outdoor & Hiking Blogs since 2016.

03

Books

Alicia has written two books – “Salt Lake City’s BEST 52 Hikes” and “Hiking Utah’s County High Points“. Check out the link before for an in-depth description of each.