I was born and raised in the small rural town of Yakima in eastern Washington. I attended Pacific Lutheran University near Seattle where I played NCAA basketball for two years in the Northwest Conference while receiving my Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. After college I moved to San Francisco to attend the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. This three year accelerated program has allowed me to be immersed in my chosen field and discover my passion for implants, prosthodontics, and restorative dentistry. Returning back to the state of Washington, I completed an AEGD program by Lutheran Medical. The residency program was based in Seattle, WA.
Outside of school, I enjoy working out, playing basketball, running, scuba diving, surfing, and swimming. Recently, I've really enjoy wood working which allows me to be creative. These activities help keep me active and relieve stress. Also in my free time I enjoy traveling, visiting family and friends, and collecting vinyl records. In the past 10 years I have scuba dived off of the islands of Maui and Hawaii. I have also scuba dived off of the coast of Puerta Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, along with dives in Jamaica.
One of my favorite forms of art is music. Some of my favorite artists fall into the category of folk music. Those artists sparked my interest in collecting records. There is nothing like the warmth and depth of vinyl–the inevitable cracks and pops only heighten the listening experience. Give me vinyl over digital any day.
One of my proudest accomplishments was with my Aunt. We competed in the Black Hills Tough Mudder Event. After three months of training, we tackled the course on a cold Saturday Morning. 14 miles, and 16 obstacles later, we crossed the finish line wet, mud covered, and ready for a free beer!
My beautiful wife is my biggest fan! Our professional goals in life are to own a boutique practice together. She’s my partner in life and in business. As we grow our family here in Dallas, we also want to continue to provide for our community.