Undergraduate School and Major: Brigham Young University, Exercise Science
Medical School: University of Utah
Life/professions/adventures prior to attending medical school: I spent 6 years in the US Navy prior to my college life as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (“Hurt Locker”). I basically got paid to hang out with some awesome people while jumping out of airplanes, scuba diving, and blowing stuff up. I deployed a few times and spent some time wandering the deserts of Iraq trying to prevent US troops and Iraqi civilians from getting killed or injured by improvised explosive devices. Loved it!
Interests / Hobbies: Getting outside! I like to take my family hiking, rock climbing, biking, running, or swimming.
Favorite Food: Raspberry shake with heath bar added
Favorite Novels: Nonfiction. Favorite is “Fearless”
Favorite Movie: HBO Series Band of Brothers
Favorite Hike: Angels Landing, Zion National Park
Favorite Ski Trail: Majestic, Brighton Ski resort
Favorite Beach (doesn’t have to be in Maine): Mission Beach, CA
Closest brush with a famous person: I got to meet Jessica Biel, Jamie Fox, and Josh Lucas on board the USS Abraham Lincoln as they filmed the movie Stealth
Celebrity I most resemble: I was told a few times I resemble the guy on Burn Notice.
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Craziest: Craziest: Bomb squad in the Navy/ Best: Intern at MMC / Worst: dishwasher for a catering company (huge pans and endless cuttery)
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: Park Ranger at Teton National Park
Medical Interests: EMS, Wilderness Medicine, physician wellness, Tactical EMS
Personal Goals: Be a present, focused husband and father. Learn something new each day during residency and beyond so I can be a good emergency physician. Travel the world. Read about and possibly climb some of the 7 summits, but mostly just read about them. See all the national parks. Learn to play the piano.
Favorite Place in Maine: My backyard in Cape Elizabeth
Why MMC: I love the people and the location. The people at MMC are so warm and welcoming and really care about my personal progress as a physician. You can practice medicine anywhere, but you gotta love your team. I feel like the team here cannot be beat and I am super excited to get to know and work with everyone. The location speaks for itself. Maine is beautiful and a wonderful place to live and raise a family.