I was born and raised in Redding and graduated from Enterprise High School with a full athletic scholarship in football to Cal Poly. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Microbiology, I was awarded a Dean's Scholarship to attend the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, where I earned my DDS.
I was then accepted into a one year Advanced General Dentistry Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There, I focused on dental implants, periodontics and bite/TMJ disorders. In 1996, I returned to Northern California and started practicing in Palo Cedro, eventually expanding my practice to Cottonwood. Since my return, I have been very dedicated to continuing my studies with the leaders in dentistry so I can bring the best options available to my patients. I average over 100 hours of advanced training annually and have completed training at the prestigious Seattle Institute of Advanced Education and The Dawson Center for Advanced Education, St. Petersburg, Florida.
I am passionate about dentistry and getting to know my patients and helping them discover the many options modern dentistry has to offer. I am active in the community by participating in local civic clubs and coaching youth football and basketball. I am married to Shelley, and we have a daughter, Riley and twin sons, Ty and Chase. I enjoy fly-fishing, backpacking, basketball and spending time with my family.