Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa at age one

Graduated from Cedar Falls High School

Undergraduate education at the University of Northern Iowa
    B.A. in Biology (pre-med)
    B.A. in Psychology
    Minor in Chemistry

Graduate education at Des Moines University
 D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)

Post-graduate education at the University of Iowa at Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency Program

Post-graduate Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Program

Married to Carrie, a Radiation Therapist

Pets include four rescue dogs (two rottweiler mixes, a black lab mix, a GSD mix) and a German Shepherd Dog (Argohof Shepherds).  Plus, five beehives this year (2019).

Interests include running, weight-lifting, gardening, traveling, beekeeping, fermentation, home/yard projects, acreage maintenance, attending live music shows, rescue dog foster (AHeinz57, GSDRI) and a rescue volunteer (AHeinz57), Arbor Day Foundation, Keep Iowa Beautiful, ARL.