I grew up in Kaneohe, Hawaii, where both my parents are physicians. I attended college at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. During that time, I took a two-year break from school to do a church mission in Arizona. When I returned home, I met my wife, Rose. Together, we have five kids (three girls and two boys).
I attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2011. I served as an Army dentist from 2011-2017. While in the Army, I had the opportunity to do a two-year general dentistry residency program, which helped me gain a deeper appreciation for all aspects of dentistry.
We then moved to the Port Angeles area because we fell in love with the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula.