I was born and raised in Missouri. I graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and then received a Masters Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. I received my MD from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Medicine and then did my General Surgery training at the University of Kansas at Wichita. Before moving to Fairhope, Alabama, my family and I lived in Brookhaven, Mississippi for about 15-years. Besides surgery, I enjoy photography and tennis.