I'm a Midwesterner by origin but never looked back after discovering the West and the mountains as an early teenager. Living in and around the mountains is a privilege, and I'm lucky enough to work in a profession that allows me to contribute to the mountain community by caring for the health of others. I believe healthcare is a human right and think that supporting the community health center model is our first step as a society to ensuring all people have access to excellent healthcare. I worked as an engineer in my prior life, just for a few years, and while I really enjoyed this I also missed the connection with people. Chiche, but true. Working in Family Practice is like being a 'jack of all trades, master of none,' which NEVER seems to be boring and you never know what's behind the next door. The challenge and humility of primary medical care is truly infinite, and usually fun and exciting.
- University of Utah: Medical Doctor
- University of Washington: Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering.
- Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency, Fort Collins, CO
- 2019-Present: Valley-Wide Health Systems
- 2018-Present: Summit Community Care Clinic
- 2015-Present: Copper Mountain Clinic, at the base of Copper Mountain Ski Resort
- 2015-2018: Mountain Family Health Center in Edwards Colorado & Avon School Based Health Center in Avon Colorado (Medical Director 2015-2017)
In terms of medicine, I really enjoy Prenatal Care & Obstetrics, Medication Assisted Treatment, and general full-scope family practice especially in an underserved population. I love the diversity in patients, language, and culture afforded by a community health center. Outside of medicine, I may have too many interests (if this is possible...). First and foremost is my wife (Brianne, who works in education) and dog (Canyon, a goofy yellow lab). We love to be outside skiing, biking, boating, fishing, camping, photographing...the list goes on and on. I'm also an avid DIY-er and always seem to have something to fix.