I learned to be self-motivated and self-reliant at a very early age. I enjoyed playing sports in High School and college and respected my coaches. I saw traits in them I wanted to emulate. I modeled myself after hard working role models, like my coaches, who built strong teams and who cared and guided their players. It’s often difficult to pin-point that exact moment in your life when you’ve decided your career direction. I’ve always had a desire to help people for as long as I can remember and discovered I had a strong interest in biology. As I was packing bags at the local grocery store, I realized that I could have a rewarding career in medicine and fulfill my desire to help people for a better good. It was at that point my career was born. I loved the science of medicine and after hearing a lecture presented by an Osteopathic physician, my direction was clear. The Osteopathic philosophy of looking at the entire patient, not just organs and systems, resonated with me. Health promotion and disease prevention would break down the barriers to good health. On my days away from the office, I can be found spending time with my wife and children and have a standing date with my wife for ballroom dancing once a week. In those rare moments when nothing is planned, I can be found enjoying a round of golf or two or fly fishing.