Mikki is from the Northeast where she spent much of her time around the Chesapeake Bay and Annapolis Maryland. She graduated from University of Delaware where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1989 and a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1991. After marrying her husband Don, she began her career in Pennsylvania where she practiced for 15 years primarily in outpatient orthopaedic settings. During that time she completed her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University. She enjoyed teaching at Hahnemann University as well as with orthopaedic surgeons in clinical settings throughout the Lehigh Valley. In 2006 she moved to Kentucky with her husband Don and 3 daughters Jessica, Lindsay, and Ellie to be closer to family. She further advanced her career by passing the Orthopaedic Specialist exam.. She has continued her passion to teach in academia by joining Bellermine University in Louisville and University of Kentucky as adjunct faculty. She has found a special interest in treating orthopaedic injuries of the upper quarter including the spine. She is very excited to be a part of the Bluegrass Orthopaedic team where she will combine research, teaching, and clinical care as all a part of the posture nerve center. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, and boating with her family, especially in the Great Lakes area of Michigan.