Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Undergrad: University of California at Santa Cruz
Med School: Oregon Health and Science University
Closest brush with a famous person: A few years back my best friend and I were checking a semisecret wave in a tiny little fishing town in California and Kelly Slater walked up behind us out of nowhere. He asked how the waves were and we were so shocked that we just stared at him for a few seconds, walked away, and started screaming like middle-school girls once we got back to the car. I am still worried that he heard us.
Crazies/best/worst job: Before starting medical school I was hired to drive a rescue jet-ski for a professional big wave surfer at Mavericks. It was probably the most fun I have ever had at work but realized that having to call your mom after you get off just to tell her you were alive was not something I wanted to make a habit out of.
If I were not a doctor I would be: A meteorologist, I love watching wind, wave, and weather forecasts and studying global weather patterns. I also think I would be able to go on surf trips all over the world without getting skunked with that kind of knowledge base.
Why MMC: My wife and I couples matched and MMC has been incredibly supportive of us as a couple in residency. We also wanted to surround ourselves with good people and the attending and residents here are all awesome. Above all, living in Maine is an amazing place to live. My wife and I are able to live the simple life by the beach that we always dreamed of which has made residency an incredibly enjoyable time of our lives.