I was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, and attended Grants Pass High School from 1991-1995 where I was a standout athlete in football, basketball, and track. I graduated from GPHS with Honors in 1995.
I then attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 1995-1996. While at Linfield, I played basketball for the college and focused my studies on Chemistry. I then attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon from 1996-1999, where I played college football and basketball. My 1998-1999 college basketball team ranked second in the nation during the season, won the Conference Championship, and played in the National Tournament. While attending SOU, I worked weekends and summers at a plywood mill in Grants Pass (Stone Forest, later U.S. Forest Products). I graduated with Honors from SOU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in 1999.
I began working at Roy Dwyer’s personal injury firm as a law clerk in the fall of 1999, where I continued working throughout law school. I attended the University of Oregon School of Law from 2000-2003. While there, I was active in my role as student liaison for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and worked for Lane County Legal Aid representing low-income clients in civil disputes. I graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2003, and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar the same year. I now focus my statewide law practice on personal injury litigation, and I'm the primary litigation attorney for the firm.
I live in Bend, Oregon with my wife and two daughters. Aside from spending time with my family, I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, hunting, wakeboarding, and playing basketball. I particularly enjoy snowboarding on Mt. Bachelor. Moreover, I also volunteer my time to help the less fortunate in the community, including several Rotary projects, and also serving on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon.