My path to practice medicine was not a direct route. I attended Western Carolina University, where I earned my bachelor's degree in business administration. For a number of years, I worked for several companies building computer systems and streamlining business practices. Life was good, but I found that I wanted something more out of life. I had always been interested in the life sciences and medicine, and soon realized that medicine was my true calling. With this new course set, I enrolled in North Carolina State University for my pre-med studies and Ross University for my medical education.
I am now excited to be a part of the ETSU Family Medicine residency program at Kingsport, which offers the best of big university education and training, while focusing on the rural and underserved community needs.
While attending WCU, I met my beautiful wife, Mary, who has been very supportive throughout this journey. Having attended school and married a girl from Western North Carolina, I have gained a great fondness for the Appalachian Mountains and have been drawn back there year after year. I enjoy playing bluegrass music, backpacking, fly-fishing and whitewater rafting.