I was born and raised in South Jordan, Utah alongside a large family. I developed an affinity for science in high school, combined with a desire to work with my hands that led me to pursue medicine with an interest in surgery. In medical school, I quickly found a home in ophthalmology. Of particular significance in my journey was a humanitarian trip to Haiti as a medical student where I helped deliver ophthalmic care to a population of patients with advanced cataracts and little to no access to healthcare. The satisfaction of direct intervention to help maintain and restore vision is one of the reasons I love the field of ophthalmology. I look forward to gaining mastery of all the medical and surgical tools an ophthalmologist has at their disposal. I feel very fortunate to be at Wake Forest Baptist Health for my training and have been pleased with the learning environment and support available from faculty, fellows, and other residents. My career interests include cornea, cataract surgery, and global ophthalmology though I look forward to exploring all branches of ophthalmology. Outside of medicine, I spend my time on home improvement projects, running, playing golf and other sports, and enjoying the outdoors with my family and dog.