Originally from Long Beach, California, Doctor Pugh has devoted much of his medical career and research to hospitals and clinics in the Salt Lake Valley. He has worked with Jordan Landing Family Medicine as a board certified Family Physician since 2003. He also is certified in neonatal, pediatric, cardiac, and advanced trauma life support. Prior to his work in the clinic, he worked with Intermountain Health Care, St. Marks Family Medicine, and UUHN Redwood Urgent Care departments. He studied pediatrics and neurology under the direction of Dr. Bland and Dr. Fujinami at the University Of Utah Medical Center and earned residency at St. Marks Hospital. He was the Chief Resident while there and received an award in Excellence in Teaching. He is bilingual in Spanish and has used his language skills to benefit students and patients. Dr. Pugh enjoys golf, soccer, mountain biking, hiking and the outdoors. He enjoys time with his four children and wife, Hillary.
Dr. Hamp joined our practice in July 2007. Dr. Hamp grew up in the Salt Lake area. He has lived in West Jordan, Taylorsville and West Valley City. He recently completed his family practice residency training at Southern Illinois University as its Chief Resident. He and his wife, Elna, have four children.
Liana Kinikini is a new member of the medical providers at the Jordan Landing Family Medicine. Liana was raised primarily in the South Pacific, particularly Tonga, Samoa and Hawaii. From a very young age she knew that she wanted to work in the healthcare field and after graduating from High School left the tranquil South Pacific islands to pursue a degree in Pre-professional Biology at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She transferred to Brigham Young University-Provo after determining that she would like to pursue a Nursing career. She graduated from BYU-Provo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (RN). She then went on to work as a staff nurse at LDS hospital on their Telemetry floor. For a short time she lived and worked in Hawaii while her husband was completing his degree. During this time she worked as a charge nurse for a small community hospital and gained experience with Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Long Term Care. Returning to Utah, Liana worked as a float pool nurse for both Iasis and Intermountain Health Care Systems. She was able to work in the NICU, ICU, Med/Surg, Oncology, Telemetry, Transplant and Mother/Baby floors. With 10 years of nursing experience and motivated by her passion for preventative medicine and management of chronic diseases, she decided to continue her education. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree in Primary Care with a Gerontology Certificate from the University of Utah. In her spare time Liana enjoys spending time with her large immediate and extended family, cooking, crafting, and doing genealogy projects.
Crissi Willardson, PA
Physician Assistant Crissi Willlardson graduated from Weber State University in 2004. She later relocated to Arizona to complete her Masters of Medical Science as a physicians Assistant at Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona. Crissi received her National Certification as a Physicians Assistant in September 2009 and worked in Womens Health in Arizona until June 2017. She loves to swim, hike, camp and garden with her husband , four children and dog.
She specializes in Hormone Therapy, Contraceptive Management and Womens health.
Seth received his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 2017 from the University of Utah. He is also a graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He joined Jordan Landing Family Medicine in 2019.
He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He likes football, basketball, racquetball, and weight lifting. He also enjoys watching movies and research. Other interests include collecting rare books and documents.
Some of his clinical interests include psychiatric illness management, diabetes, and gastrointestinal diseases.
CHERYL SCHOLES, FNP
Cheryl worked as a Registered Nurse for 19 years prior to her going back to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She Graduated from BYU in 2009 and has worked in Spine orthopedics, chronic pain,
nephro\ogy, and family medicine. When Cheryl is not at.work she enjoys spending time with her wonderful daughter, four adorable dogs and her fantastic extended family. She loves traveling, reading, and is addicted to HGTV and DIY network and has been known to frequently start DIY projects.
Spencer Hill was born and raised in Murray, UT. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Respiratory Therapy from Weber State University. He worked as a Respiratory Therapist within the Intermountain Healthcare system for 5 years before moving to Connecticut and graduating with Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Quinnipiac University. He then moved to Northern California and worked for over 2 years in primary care at a community health center in the city of Newman. He returned to Utah and worked in an urgent care facility and Family Practice Clinic. Spencer looks forward to meeting with patients each day because he feels that what he does isn’t work. He loves helping people by providing medical care and creating an inviting atmosphere for patients. Spencer loves spending time with his wife and kids. He also enjoys running, watching the Utes play, and traveling to anywhere that has an ocean.