The Body was designed to move

I grew up in Michigan and was incredibly active and motivated to learn from a young age. My first passion was running with competitive 5k's at seven years old. Growing up in a small town allowed me to join the school's golf team, football team, basketball team, cheerleading team, and track team. Exploring movement through sport has been a passion for as long as I can remember. 

I started my undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where I became captain of the Co-ed Cheerleading team. After three years at GVSU, I decided to try out for Oklahoma State University's Co-Ed Cheerleading team. While at OSU, I suffered a dislocation of my elbow, which required reconstructive surgery. This was my first experience with an injury of this magnitude - this experience solidified my desire to become a Chiropractor. I was blessed with a great surgeon and rehab team and was able to return to the sport in four months, nine months before we had anticipated! The following year OSU's Large Co-Ed team won the National Championship; I finished my Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and immediately started my Chiropractic studies at Parker University in Dallas, Texas. ​

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Pole vaulting, tumbling, cheerleading, and poor weight room technique lead to multiple lumbar disc injuries. Dealing with chronic low back pain changed my approach to movement and physical health; I immersed myself in studying biomechanics, weightlifting technique, movement pre-requisites, and self-care techniques. The amalgam of my time as a competitive athlete, coach, personally dealing with injuries, and my Chiropractic education have helped me to develop an optimistic and realistic approach to reducing pain and increasing function.

In late 2019 I had a mountain bike crash while riding in Utah, which resulted in a fractured wrist and clavicle.  In recovering from this injury, I have rekindled my passion for running. I am still working on getting back on the bicycle and in the gym. In my free time, I enjoy woodworking, hiking, running, reading, renovating my house, and cooking fancy dinners with my rockstar wife, Julie.

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