I was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. I went to college at the University of Denver where I graduated with a degree in biology.
I attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
My residency training in Internal Medicine was in the Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi.
I first came to Alaska while serving in the Air Force at Elmendorf. I served a total of eight years on active duty, including overseas deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
I was fortunate to return to Alaska in 2008 after my time in the Air Force. My family and I consider it our home.