When I turned 18 years old, I started volunteering with a 911 ambulance service and my local fire department. During my time in college at Texas Lutheran University, I worked as a student athletic trainer, and in a local emergency department. I continued to increase my certifications toward becoming a Paramedic. I also met the love of my life, Kim (later to become my wife).
After I graduated with my B.A. in Psychology, I opted to attend Texas Chiropractic College...but I needed a few extra pre-requisite classes. While getting these out of the way, I also finished my Paramedic training, and continued to work in a local emergency department.
While earning my doctorate at Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), I traveled frequently for outside training in Functional Medicine and Nutrition. After 10 trimesters at TCC, I graduated with honors, and earned the prestigious Keeler award for both academic and clinical excellence. I continued to spend time at TCC as an adjunct professor, teaching the Emergency Procedures course for 5 more years.
Since graduating and passing all of my state and national board exams, I have been in private practice, starting in April 2000. I have also gone on to receive training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, and Functional Medicine University, becoming a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP). I have enjoyed many years running a Functional Wellness oriented practice focusing on helping patients reach optimal health using Functional Medicine testing and principles, with nutrition and lifestyle changes.
In the newest chapter of my career, I am now the founder and lead content creator for Functional Wellness Academy. We focus on providing online education teaching Functional Medicine principles.