Brigham Young University
Utah State University
I became a registered dietitian nutritionist because I wanted to help people improve their lives. Many individuals in my life are living with medical conditions that are directly related to dietary habits and lifestyle choices. Since it hits so close to home, helping others is a very personal mission for me.
I enjoy working at Mountain Park Health Center because of all the good we do for all our patients in Arizona. On top of healthcare services, I am consistently impressed with Mountain Park’s employees and their involvement in the community. From helping community members register to vote to encouraging people to participate in our annual Run/Walk, I know everyone involved cares about the well-being of our patients and their families.
Identifying my patients’ needs is important to me. I meet them where they’re so we can then build together from there. Although most of us are aware of general nutrition recommendations, knowing and doing are two different things. I like to assist in bridging the gap between the two, guiding my patients and encouraging them to set realistic goals that will work for their unique lives and circumstances. Seeing people change for the better is the best part of my job.
Outside of work, I spend my free time with my wife and our two sons. We love all things Disney and are always planning our next trip to Disneyland no matter how far out it may be. I also enjoy playing the piano and am looking forward to the day when I can finally become a beekeeper.