Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
What made you decide you wanted to be a dentist? An Emergency Medicine doctor I was shadowing told me if he could do it all over he'd go to dental school. I started shadowing dentists after that and decided dentistry was for me.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, archery, backpacking, xc and alpine skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, snowboarding, running, swimming, yoga, camping, listening to music, playing drums, arguing with my wife, ultimately losing those arguments, dancing poorly, researching gear, beer and wine tasting, cooking wild game in fancy ways.
Favorite place to eat in SLC: My house and Chick-fil-a
Where can you find me outside of school? Outdoors off trail looking at animals through my binoculars.
Interesting fact about me: I hitchhiked through Israel and worked in a grocery store called Super Hashiva outside Tel Aviv in exchange for lodging one summer in college.
What do you see yourself doing in five years? Hopefully living on some land in some Western state, hunting, fishing, and riding horses more than I'm working. Might also be doing this with a couple of niños, but my wife and I don't have any yet.
Favorite dental procedure: Class 4 composite restorations
What Pandora station do you listen to when you have a patient? Depends on my mood and the patient, but if they don't specify I usually pick Flume, Tycho, Bonobo, etc., or if I'm in a country mood Turnpike Troubadours, Pat Green, Charlie Robison, Reckless Kelly.
Life goals: I want to have a greenhouse with a pottery wheel & kiln and a drum set. I will call it Cerebro. I want to have a black lab named R2D2. R2 for short. I want to be happy and grow old with my family.