I am passionate about making people around me smile, not just with their straight teeth but also smile about life. This desire to serve others started at an early age when I was in boy scouts with the motto, “Do a Good Turn Daily.” Further, the church which I attend has a lay ministry so members are constantly asked to volunteer their time and efforts to help the people of the community.
I’m also passionate about the outdoors. Growing up in scouting and further as an adult I have always enjoyed hiking and camping. I love to surf and be in the water with friends.
Lastly, I’m passionate about my family. My wife Brooke and I were married halfway through dental school. She stuck it out through the last two years of dental school and another two-and-a-half years of orthodontic training before moving to San Clemente.
We now have six children: four boys and two girls. Everything I do is focused on making a good life for my family—spending time with each of my children and helping them enjoy life. You’ll often find me with my children at their soccer practices, basketball practices, at the beach, at the park, at the pool, or wherever else we can find fun!