University of Cincinnati
I have always had an interest in medicine. I was born with a cleft lip/palate and, when I was 15 years old, I had surgery. I remember how the nurses treated me and I was left with a lasting impression, knowing that one day I would want to pursue a similar career path.
While I was in school, I did a clinical rotation with Joleen Schultz for an entire year at the Goodyear Clinic. I fell in love with the integrated model and the fact that I would be helping people live their healthiest life possible. I also loved the diversity at Mountain Park. Working in an environment where everyone is different gives me the opportunity to learn more because I’m exposed to other views. If everyone was the same, life would be boring.
When a patient comes to see me, they can expect my humor to come out. I like helping my patients feel at ease and sometimes humor is the only way to go about that. You never know where the other person is coming from so I try to put myself in their shoes.
Outside of Mountain Park, I try to disconnect as much as possible and dedicate my time to my spouse and our two children.