I graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, MO. My undergraduate degree, was received from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and have continued my studies. I am a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Diligently, I maintain active membership in the GROWS Implant Study Club, the Southern Illinois Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society and American Dental Association.
I am an involved member of the community, serving on the Carbondale Community High School Board of Education. I am a member of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, and First United Methodist Church. I am married and have three adult children. I am a life member of the SIU Alumni Association and an avid Saluki fan!