I worked for two years doing biochemistry research at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, then I was a certified nursing assistant at nursing home for two years. I saw the science and the basic human sides of medical care. I studied at the founding school of Osteopathic Medicine and traveled across the country doing my clinical training during medical school. I interned in Oklahoma and did my 3 year pediatric residency at Michigan State. I have practiced for over 20 years in St Cloud MN. I helped my wife raise our four children, and suffered at her side as she died of ovarian cancer in July 4, 2008. I revel in seeing kids I have treated grow up, knowing some people heal in part because of my care, and in my family & friends. I enjoy seeing and being in theatre, square dancing, swing dancing, a wide variety of music styles, traveling, serving locally and globally.