I grew up in the small, quaint town of Maryville, TN located about 20 minutes from Knoxville. My love for the mountains, rivers, and seasons has kept me in east Tennessee for all of my education. I attended undergraduate at Maryville College followed by Medical School at the brand new Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. The initial terrifying reality of being the first students to walk the halls of DCOM soon developed into an exciting opportunity to “pave the way” for my future colleagues. My wife, Jennifer, and I are excited about beginning this next phase of our lives at Kingsport with faculty, staff, and residents that have welcomed us with open arms. We plan on enjoying the mountains, rivers, and lakes with our two dogs (Izzy and Leo) in our spare time After residency, I hope to establish a family practice that involves utilization of my hands-on osteopathic skills while staying close to family and friends in East Tennessee.