My wife, Lauren, and I live in the Ames Lake region of Carnation, Washington, with our two kids.
Although I always planned to become a physician, I decided to change my career path as a result of injuries I suffered while working construction.
While I finished my undergraduate degree at UW, I worked as a carpenter/laborer. On October 10, 2002, a roofing subcontractor's negligence caused me to fall approximately 20 feet, leaving me wheelchair bound for approximately 18 months. My experience in the wheelchair and later as a plaintiff gave me an education in the struggles faced by injured persons and provided the motivation for me to become an attorney.
I am lucky enough to say that I have recovered better than was expected. I love advocating for individuals who are in the position I once found myself.
Prior to becoming an attorney, I played baseball at the University of Washington. I grew up in Billings, Montana.