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.