I grew up in Georgia, with two older brothers. I graduated from Purdue University in 1998 with a major in Wildlife Science.
I spent the next 17 years in West Virginia. I was initially drawn there for the white water rivers, as I worked 10 seasons for white water rafting companies and kayaked as much as possible but also called it home, attended medical school, and did residency there.
I graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and then went on to complete Internal Medicine Residency at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV. I worked as a hospitalist in Elkins, WV for a year and then moved to northern California, Crescent City, CA where I did outpatient medicine for 2.5 years.
I started working with TAHG in July 2018. I love living in Alaska. There is so much to see and do. The people that live here are also amazing. I am married and have one daughter. We enjoy getting outside as much as possible.