Deidra lives in Sartell, Minnesota and seeks to promote the health and wellbeing of all. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in music performance and completed her Master of Music in music performance from the University of Minnesota. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from St. Cloud State University and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in Integrative Health & Healing from the University of Minnesota.
Deidra has worked as a staff RN in the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud MN since 2008. From infants to elders, she has provided direct patient care in the acute care hospital setting. Currently, she is a staff RN in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. As a part of her doctoral work, Deidra helped to create a business and case and program proposal for an integrative therapies program at the St. Cloud Hospital. She has also has served as adjunct nursing faculty for the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. Deidra has participated in community service in Central Minnesota as a hospice volunteer, camp nurse, and musician.