I was born in Omaha, Nebraska. I attended Westside High School, then off to the University of Nebraska for my undergraduate degree. I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center. As a Rhodes Scholar, I graduated with honors and was top 3 of my class in 1992. I was inducted into OKU, an honorary society in Dentistry. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, and Des Moines District Society. I was just given "Top 100 Dentists in the US" by Consumer Research Council of America. Mercer Mastery, a nationwide dental practice consulting company, has given Norwalk Family Dentistry and me their "White" jersey award for our Commitment to Excellence. I am very proud to have been voted "Top 10 Dentists" in the Des Moines area by my dental peers in 2010.
I have been a Norwalk Chamber of Commerce board member for a number of years and have served as President for two years. I was voted the "Chamber Member of the Year" in 2003.