Dr. Zerkle is a native of the Springfield area, attending Rochester High School, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. The transformation of her own smile sparked Dr. Zerkle's interest in dentistry. Improvement in her self esteem inspired Dr. Zerkle to help create that confidence and self-assurance for others. It is the interaction with people, use of knowledge and hand skills, and facing new challenges daily that keeps dentistry interesting for Dr. Zerkle.
When not providing dental care, Dr. Zerkle can be found on the golf course, in a CrossFit gym, boating, bike riding, relaxing at home with her husband Adam and their two Jack Russell terriers, or simply spending time with friends and family.