As an orthodontic specialist, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in three years and completed four years of dental school, two years of specialized training, and two years of residency at an accredited orthodontic program, all of which I accomplished at the University of Nebraska.
I am a member of several professional and community organizations, have served as a president of the Missouri Society of Orthodontists, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and the American College of Dentists, and past president of the Tweed Study Club of the Midwest. I am a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Northwest Dental Society, and the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. I am a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church, Missouri Western Goldcoat, Saint Joseph Country Club, Moila Shrine Temple, Saint Joseph Chamber of Commerce, Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce, Cameron Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Nebraska Athletic Scholastic Foundation.
In my spare time, I enjoy golf, working with computers, tinkering with old automobiles, hiking, and fishing. I am an avid college football fan and a Kansas City Royals baseball fan.
I am married to Brenda and we have a daughter, Shallon. We also have two Shorkie fur babies, Miss Libby Lou and Miss Lucy Lee.