I was born in Mobile, Alabama but spent most of my childhood growing up on the beaches of Florida. After initial pursuits in telecommunications and marketing, I opted for a change of career path and received my undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Central Florida. This was followed by medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. With my roots in Alabama, I returned to the state for my final two years of medical school to complete my clinical rotations. Working at multiple training facilities I experienced various academic medical settings and developed a passion for critical care.
These experiences led me to the internal medicine residency program at the University of New Mexico. This was a perfect fit for me clinically and delivered numerous mentors and friends. This made it easy to stay onboard at UNM to complete a combined fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. During this time my passion and focus was on point-of-care ultrasound and advanced diagnostic procedures.
When searching for a home after training, Alaska offered me the opportunity to continue modern day critical care practices and build on those passions all while exploring one of the most beautiful places in the country.