MEET THE AK DRIP TEAM

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THERESA CALDERON

DNP APRN FNP-C

Dr. Calderon is a board certified, Family Nurse Practitioner, sub-specialized in Cardiovascular medicine / Internal Medicine. She comes equipped with across the board experience through out her career, over the last 10 years. She has a passion for healthcare, commitment to population health and dedicates her free time with her family.

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KATE MESSENGER

MSN RN 

14 years of experience and founder of AK Drip LLC. Coming from a small town in Wyoming, she prides her self in the care she gives, and always finding ways to meet the needs of the community here in the Fairbanks Northstar Borough.

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JENNIFER NELSON

MSN RN

Graduated West Texas A&M University (BSN and MSN). Originally from Amarillo, TX. RN x 21 years. Healthcare for 26 years. Worked from nurse aide to director. Most of career in emergency and trauma.  Active in dog mushing with Kennel on a Hill. Avid fisherwoman and hiker and wanna be hunter.  

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SARA BREN

RN

ED RN of 12 years, graduated from UAA.  Born and raised in Alaska, love cabin life, fishing, four wheeling, snow machining and being outdoors.  She has a beautiful family that is active in the local youth hockey community.  Based out of North Pole.

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JENN HOGAN

BSN RN

Jen has been a nurse for 9.5 years in a variety of settings.  Although the majority of her experience is ER her favorite unit is NICU (little babies). Lover of dogs, adventures,  learning new skills,  and meeting new people. She is originally from Iowa and travel nursing brought her up to Fairbanks. Since she arrived,  she has been thoroughly enjoying Alaska (even the winter) and is excited to keep on exploring! 

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ADRIA BONFOEY

BSN RN

I’ve been a nurse since 1999. Mainly working in intensive care, a few years of it, we’re working in an outpatient department placing difficult IV’s. I love this nursing skill! I have 2 dogs that like to make me walk everyday it’s above 0 degrees outside. Other hobbies are skiing, scuba diving and enjoying good food. 

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KIRSTEN CRUSH-REED

BSN RN

Kirsten has 6 years of experience, and is currently working in the ER while going to school towards her PMHNP.  She lives in Alaska with her husband, children, and zoo of pets. She enjoys yoga, hiking, kayaking, camping, and the occasional vacation to her second favorite place; Hawaii. 

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BROOKE BRUN 

RN

Brooke has been a nurse for five years, specializing in geriatric and dementia care. She is passionate about this part of nursing because it can make someone feel so much better so quickly! She enjoys being outdoors on her paddle board or just hanging out in the wilderness with her husband and teenage sons. One of their favorite thing is to load up the pets into the RV and make an adventure out of taking all the wrong turns!