I grew up in a small town in southeast Nebraska with one brother and one sister. I was the oldest. We all decided to go into medicine. My sister is a urogynecologist and my brother is an orthopedic surgeon. Our community had a population of approximately 300 individuals. My graduating class had a total of 11 students.
My undergraduate education was at Doane College in Crete, Neb. That’s where I met my wife, an All-American volleyball player. She left to attend physical therapy school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. I also played athletics and was an All-American football player.
I attended Des Moines University in Iowa my first two years of medical school but graduated from UNMC. I completed my first two years of residency in Omaha and finished in Scottsbluff, Neb., in family medicine. For the last eight years, we’ve been living in O'Neill, Neb., where I was practicing family medicine.
Our family is our number one priority. We have a son who attends O’Gorman High School and a daughter who attends O’Gorman Junior High. Our two youngest sons attend St. Mary’s Elementary School. We are constantly on the go with football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and soccer. Sioux Falls has been a very welcoming community and we are happy to call it home.