I was born and raised in Utah where I completed my undergraduate, premedical training. After 4 years in Philadelphia, attending the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, I graduated in the top ten percent of my class with the degree Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). During my four years of study I was nominated to and was made president of the Sterling Hartford Anatomical Society. Additionally, I received upon graduation an award given by the Department of Surgery as the most outstanding student.
During the time I was completing my surgical residency at North lake hospital in North lake IL, I received the Gold Medal Stickel Award for anatomical research I started during my last year of Podiatry School. This award was given by the Journal of Podiatric Medicine for the most outstanding research published during the 1981 year.
I completed my surgical residency in 1981 and returned to Utah to begin my private practice. In addition to my clinical practice, over the last 24 years I have continued to be active in research, most importantly that involved with human biomechanics and orthotic function beginning from 1984 until present.
I have six children: Aaron, Shane, Justin, Shaun, Kirstie, and Cosette. I now have three beautiful grandchildren Aiden, Emma and Lana.