I was born in Michigan, raised mostly in Arizona, and have also lived in Indiana, California, Mexico, and now Texas. I am the fifth of eight children. I married the love of my life in 2008 and am a proud husband and father.
My passion for healing began as a teenager when I was treated for low back pain and headaches with manipulative therapy, which gave me relief from my pain. As I was involved in sports growing up and then majoring in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) in college, my interest grew in the human body and musculoskeletal system. When I learned more about osteopathic manipulative medicine and the holistic approach of Osteopathy, I knew that it was the best path for me to incorporate manual medicine into a comprehensive treatment plan for my future patients. I want to share the relief that I obtained with as many people as possible.
I am very grateful for the multiple opportunities that I have had to serve as a leader in and out of medicine. As a full time missionary, I was chosen to help supervise and train 170 missionaries in my area. I worked part time in alarm sales during college and then started my own alarm company in California working full time for over a year before starting medical school. In medical school, I was elected president of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (an organization that provides medical students additional training opportunities in osteopathic manipulative medicine), was chosen as a teaching assistant to help teach the osteopathic principles and practice course, and was hired as a tutor to teach other medical students osteopathic manipulative medicine. Currently, I am actively serving in my church and as Chief Resident in my residency program and have now founded my second company, Mobile Osteopathy.
My hobbies include exercising, hiking, water activities, listening to audio books, bowling, watching movies, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with my family.