- Master of Physician Assistant Studies: West Liberty University, 2020
- Master of Science, Applied Exercise Science: Concordia University – Chicago, 2017
- Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology: Brigham Young University - Idaho, 2015
I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and trans-located to Idaho in 2011. However, my easygoing personality has blended well into being an “Idahoan,” and I consider Idaho to be my home. I moved to Idaho after serving a two-year mission for the LDS church in Fortaleza, Brazil. Good health care was not readily accessible in my mission, and I saw people suffering from horrible diseases without proper treatment. Witnessing what I did in Brazil for two years was really where I started considering a career in medicine. When I returned from my mission I attended BYU-Idaho, where I met my beautiful wife. We got married in 2011 and ever since then she has been my biggest support. In 2015, I obtained my bachelors degree in exercise physiology, and then continued my education by attending Concordia University for a masters degree in Applied Exercise Science.
I’ve always been passionate about health and exercise, which was the main reason that I focused my undergraduate and graduate education in that field. Once I competed both degrees I began working as a personal trainer at Mountain View Hospital, which I found to be very rewarding. However, I started feeling that I wanted to take what I had learned and move into a more healthcare focused area of work. Thus, I attended West Liberty University in West Virginia where I obtained my second masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
I’m thrilled and blessed to be working with Dr. Vlach and Dr. Cooper at Eastern Idaho Spine, Sports and Rehab Center. I’m extremely passionate about Physiatry, and I have a strong background in exercise science, so I feel excited to be working here. When I’m not “nerding” out over human movement, I enjoy weight training and spending time with my two boys.