I grew up in a small, rural community called Beaver Dam located about 30 minutes southeast of Fayetteville, NC where my family has been for generations.
After graduating from high school I moved to Chapel Hill, NC to begin my college education. There I majored in biology and religious studies with a minor in Spanish for the health professions. During college I worked in the UNC Emergency Department as a medical scribe where I was able to witness a lot of disease burden that I thought could have been prevented had the patients had good primary care.
Fortunately, I was blessed to be accepted to the UNC School of Medicine directly after college. Because of my interest in primary care and desire to serve rural and underserved patients of North Carolina, in medical school I became a Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST) Scholar; an innovative Family Medicine program with enhanced educational opportunity.
I am so proud and excited to be a part of the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program. The emphasis on maternal child health and overall excellent training will help prepare me to better serve rural and underserved patients in North Carolina in the future.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife, our dog and families, and friends. I am an avid basketball and football fan and try not to miss any UNC games that are aired on television.