I migrated north in the pipeline days from Wisconsin and met Kathy at a Robert Service poetry reading at the Malamute Saloon in Ester. We soon married and eventually had 4 children, who were raised in Fairbanks and went outside for their secondary education. Two of them made their way back north, Jonathan, whom I practice with and Jessica, who is a local orthodontist. A third son is a dentist in Denver and the oldest is a patent attorney in Portland. They have collectively provided Kathy and me with 5 lovely grandchildren, who are the joy of our lives.

When not in the office I enjoy the trips to our remote cabin and on rainy or snowy days, doing metal projects in my home welding shop.

Jon and I have been practicing together for 12 years and share the practice philosophy of providing the best care possible to benefit our patients.

I am excited to continue my professional growth and patient care as a member of Spruce Roots. I enjoy working with people and help them solve their dental problems and am a hands-on type of guy who finds fulfillment in doing a task to the highest level of perfection that I am capable. Dentistry by its very nature of being a meticulous endeavor, provides endless opportunities to exercise my abilities. This in turn benefits our patients, delivering the highest level of care.