Undergraduate School and Major: Colorado College, History
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Life/professions/adventures prior to attending medical school: bicycle shop employee, fishing guide, minor league hockey player
Interests / Hobbies: bicycles, skis, fly rods
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Novels: Islands in the Stream, A Farewell to Arms, Solo Faces
Favorite Movie: A River Runs Through It, Bull Durham, The Sandlot
Favorite Hike: SOB Draw-Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Favorite Ski Trail: Galena Lodge Nordic Center-every trail (Nordic), Avoriaz WC Downhill (alpine)
Favorite Beach (doesn’t have to be in Maine): Cinnamon Bay, St. Johns, USVI
Closest brush with a famous person: Eddie Vedder was singing karaoke in the basement of Stanley’s Bar in Chicago while I was upstairs eating peanuts.
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Craziest: hail damage roof replacement salesman. Best: fly fishing guide. Worst: commercial construction laborer
If I weren’t a doctor I would be: firefighter
Medical Interests: Rural Emergency Medicine, Pre-hospital medicine, Wilderness/austere medicine
Personal Goals: I want to become a competent and efficient emergency physician by developing the skills to approach and treat undifferentiated patients in a variety of environments with different levels of resources available. I also want to develop the ability to integrate effectively and quickly into the team dynamics found in various emergency care settings.
Favorite Place in Maine: Baxter State Park
Why MMC: I came to MMC for an away rotation my fourth year of medical school and loved the combination of “big city” medicine in a place without rush-hour traffic and skyscrapers. The residents and faculty immediately made me feel like an important part of the department and are among the brightest, best teaching, genuinely passionate, and happy doctors I have encountered. MMC was my last interview and I was pretty road-weary when I arrived in Portland. When I walked into the hospital on interview day and started seeing familiar faces I immediately felt like I was home.