I was born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska. Went to undergraduate at Creighton University, after which I got the opportunity to live in Jackson Wyoming perfecting my down hill skiing which would ultimately lead me up to Alaska to see what the hub bub was all about. Before I got here I received my masters in toxicology at Colorado State University. I made the move and fell in love with Girdwood and the chugach. I was able to go down to Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington where I became a D.O. I performed my last two years of medical school here in Anchorage. This made me want to be a family medicine physician and to stay in Anchorage for residency. I love the cultural diversity, proximity to the mountains, and the people of this great state. I feel lucky to be able to call this home and to continue to learn from this community.