I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I attended Oregon State University (OSU) for my undergraduate degree. While at OSU I was a three year letterman in football. I went on to medical school at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and completed my residency at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program.
I moved back to Portland in 1994 and have worked for Kaiser Permanente since. I am married and my wife is a private practice Plastic surgeon. We have two children.