Born and raised in Oregon, I subsequently earned my undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Seattle Pacific University where I met my wife Yuki. Following medical school at Loma Linda University I spent seven years in the Air Force, two of those years on the Pacific island of Guam, before settling into a family practice at Lynden Family Medicine in 1995.
My hobbies include reading, cycling, and international travel with my wife. Yuki has enjoyed singing in the Vancouver Bach Choir since our move to the area. My two sons are now grown, each with their own media-related businesses in Seattle.