I grew up on a farm outside of a small town about 2 hours northwest of Fargo – who’s heard of Pekin, ND? I participated in every sport my school offered, but especially enjoyed basketball and football. After graduating high school I attended UND for undergrad. While there I knew I wanted to go into the health field and decided to become a chiropractor (dentist was a close second). I was also very fortunate to have met my beautiful wife at UND while pursuing my degree in Biology/Pre-Med.
After graduating from UND I enrolled at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. While there I was exposed to a plethora of new thoughts and ideas regarding healthcare. Perhaps the most important personal change was a powerful paradigm shift in my perspective of what health and wellness were. I studied hard, graduated with Honors, and have continued til this day to be a life-long learner of health.
After graduating my wife and I decided we wanted to move with our new baby girl closer to our families, so we chose Fargo as our new home. We have no regrets and love this town. I’ve even grown fond of Bison sports, even though it makes me feel a little guilty. Fun fact: my cousin was a starting guard for the 2017 National Championship team.
In my spare time I enjoy being active in a variety of ways such as lifting weights, basketball, playing with my kids, stand-up paddle boarding, snowboarding, and going for runs/walks outside. I’ve gotten into Yoga since being asked to teach anatomy several years ago for a Yoga certification course. I’ve found it improves my posture, balance, breathing, stress, and of course flexibility. I recently took the USAW Level 1 course in May of 2019, mostly for the reasons of personal interest and sharing common knowledge with trainers and coaches. Besides being physically active I enjoy reading (especially about health topics), hunting, watching Jeopardy!, watching movies with my family, traveling, and trying new things to do and new things to eat.
I recently became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®, one of the few in ND. This endeavor took nearly two years to complete, which included trips to Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City. The lead instructor and organizer was Dr. William Moreau, who is the Managing Director of Sports Medicine for the US Olympic Committee. I’m excited to apply what I’ve learned from his team to help athletes in the Fargo area.