I was born in Indianapolis and was raised in Broad Ripple and Carmel. Growing up, my siblings and I played just about every sport but excelled at football, baseball and hockey. I attended Cathedral High School, where my interest in sports medicine first began. I played football, rugby and baseball and really valued my overall experience and education. My senior year of rugby, I was co-captain and named MVP of the team as we finished 6th in the national tournament.
Following high school I enrolled at Indiana University, was a member of Acacia Fraternity and played on the IU rugby team. My highlights were scoring the winning try over #2 nationally ranked Ohio State and leading my team in points scored during the inaugural Big Ten tournament, which we placed 2nd. Again, I look back at my educational experiences fondly and recognize how they impacted me in becoming who I am today.
I graduated with degrees in Management and Exercise Science. Upon graduation, I moved to Chicago where I lived in Lincoln Park, worked at Lincoln Park Athletic Club and attended National University of Health Sciences.
I decided to transfer to NUHS’s Florida campus and spent the next 4 years in St. Petersburg, where I met my fiancé, Bridget. While a chiropractic student, I excelled in several aspects of education and worked diligently towards the goal of becoming a competent and confident chiropractic physician. My educational focuses included nutrition, lifestyle management and rehabilitation, as exemplified by my training and certifications with many treatment modalities, including Graston® Technique and RockTape® power taping.
I carried that same drive and focus beyond the classroom. With a passion for sports and recreation dating back to my childhood, I pursued advanced knowledge in the field of sports chiropractic. Three years ago, I founded the school’s first Sport Council and served as president for over a year. In January of 2013, I was recognized for my accomplishments by being awarded the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) Student Scholarship. While interning at NUHS’s Pinellas Park clinic, I served a diverse patient base and performed a variety of treatments and modalities. I also worked part-time as a sales associate at an elite running store called Fit2Run where I analyzed runners’ gait & made recommendations to improve performance and avoid injury. During my time in Florida, I was exposed to many different forms of exercise – Muay Thai, Crossfit, Olympic powerlifting, long-distance running, hot yoga, Tough Mudder races – which have helped me gain a greater understanding of functional movement.
After graduating in April of 2014, I moved back home to Indianapolis to serve my community and be close to loved ones. I still enjoy engaging in different forms of exercise, whether it’s lifting weights, playing pick-up basketball, church league softball, participating in group workouts or trail- running with my two labs, Turk and Huck. My philosophy is that health is wealth and my mission is to give my patients the relief they need to be active and the strategies they need to succeed. On a side note, I aspire to be a master carpenter in my free time but have mainly stuck to building simple things like boxes and fences, for the time being.