I grew up in Van Buren, Arkansas, then moved to Conway, Arkansas to study Biology and Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas. While there, I met my incredible wife, Melissa. After graduating from UCA, I spent a year working in a hospital to gain clinical experience before I went to medical school. During this time, I saw the breadth of practice that family medicine physicians can have, and I knew this field was meant for me.
I moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas to attend the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, where I was selected to be an Academic Scholar. As an Academic Scholar, I became interested in medical education, and gave multiple lectures to first and second-year students, was an instructor for Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), and taught clinical examinations and procedures. I also earned a Master of Science in Neuromusculoskeletal Science during this year.
In my spare time, I enjoy woodworking, mountain biking, playing the drums, and shooting hoops with my wife, a national champion b-baller who shows me what true talent is on the court every time we play!