I feel grateful to be part of a profession that allows me to develop life-long relationships with our patient’s and their family. Transforming smiles can change lives, and that is something I’m truly genuinely passionate about. I believe in hard work, having fun, and always doing the right thing.
It is a great privilege to work alongside Dr. Rick Ellingsen and Dr. Diane Paxton who have been providing outstanding orthodontic care in Spokane for over 25 years! I share their vision of providing the highest quality of orthodontic care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, then attended UCLA for dental school. While at UCLA I received several academic scholarships, including admission to the Dean’s Leadership Institute and later served as president of the Orthodontic Study Club. I was then accepted into one of three spots at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where I completed two and a half years of specialized orthodontic training.
After graduating residency, I practiced in north Spokane for two years, then moved to Broomfield Colorado where I practiced for an additional three years. We are thrilled to move back to the Inland Northwest where my wife was born and raised.
I am an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. I enjoy attending local and national meetings to stay up to date on the latest technological advances in the industry, ensuring that you receive the most effective care possible.
With four young kids, I love to stay busy doing “daddy-time” with Braden, Jackson, Leah and Tanner. Together with my wife Katie and yellow-lab Maya, we enjoy exploring the mountains and lakes of the PNW. I also love watching college athletics, playing music, training and competing in triathlons, and enjoy a great hamburger on summer evenings.