I grew up in Olympia, WA and attended college in Southern California. My career in medicine was preceded by time as a middle school teacher, professional ski patroller, and carpenter. My interest in medicine actually began while working as a ski patroller. What I enjoy most about my practice is the blend of science, service, and relationship building. On a personal note, I am married and have three children. We have lived in Portland, Oregon for 15 years.
About my practice
As a Family Medicine physician I believe in treating the whole person, with an emphasis on exercise and nutrition. I am a firm believer that our health can be improved and our behavior influences the outcome.
How I thrive
When I'm not in clinic, I like to be active. I particularly enjoy riding and racing bicycles, skiing, and hiking. Watching my children's sporting activities also provides me a great deal of satisfaction. I am an ardent Timbers and Thorns soccer fan. Reading, cooking, and hanging out with my dog round out my free time.