I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but much of my childhood was spent living overseas. I lived in Saudi Arabia, 9.5 yrs, and Guam, 2.5 yrs. I then returned to Kansas City to finish high school. After high school, I jumped right into a combined 6-year program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, earning a B.A. degree in Biology and my Doctor of Dental Science. I joined the US Army right after graduating dental school and served as a general dentist for the 2BDE, 4th Infantry Division for four years. After returning from a year deployment in Iraq (Nov 05-06), I moved to Fort Gordon, Georgia, where I obtained my certification in Endodontics (’09); then, I returned to Fort Hood, Texas, to serve for three years as a clinical endodontist and serve as the Chief of Endodontics for the US Army’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program before leaving the military to make Texarkana my new home.
My wife, Samantha, and daughter, Savannah, have been calling Texarkana home now since mid May. So far we are really enjoying the community and are excited that we have a place to call home.