I grew up in Redding, California, a medium sized town in Northern California. I attended undergrad at UC Santa Cruz where I first became interested in medicine after shadowing a rural family practice physician. Before starting medical school in Colorado I took three years off to work, travel and volunteer.
While in medical school I had the opportunity to work in a number of areas that have become my focuses in primary care. During my fourth year I rotated through a Suboxone clinic and discovered how rewarding addiction therapy can be. Through various volunteer and rotational experiences, I also developed an interest in ultrasound, global medicine and working with underserved populations.
Outside of medicine I enjoy climbing, skiing, backpacking, biking and most other things involving the outdoors. I look forward to exploring the mountains in the Pacific Northwest and all they have to offer!