Born and raised in the small, rural, college town of Moscow in North Idaho – I never dreamed I would be training as a physician in sunny Southern California one day! My road here was longer than some. My first career as a bassist began during my sophomore year of high school and continued on the road as a full-time touring musician after graduation. During tour breaks, I worked at a men’s homeless shelter. The relationships I developed with these men brought the challenges they faced with healthcare access into sharp focus. I was guided me back to my roots in Moscow and the University of Idaho to pursue medicine. I matriculated at the University of Washington School of Medicine as an Idaho WWAMI student offering me the opportunity to train near my home in the NW and to continue performing and recording as an upright bassist through medical school.
Through my time working nights at a men’s homeless shelter and the opportunities in medical school to learn both overseas and in rural Idaho, full spectrum family medicine became my calling. VCMC offers the amazing training I seek and I am humbled to train alongside so many exceptional physicians and staff. My passion to expand access for those who struggle to afford healthcare, are far from a clinic or hospital, and to the development of medical training around the globe will be nurtured here. These desires and my relationship with Jesus continue to provide the passion and motivation to take care of people every day and to be thankful for all I am given.