His interest in dentistry began when he visited the Phillippines on a medical mission trip and saw how a boy was affected by a tooth abscess. After that trip, he switched to dentistry. In 2008, he graduated from Bethel College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. In 2013, he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at University of Minnesota. He has a special interest in sleep dentistry and is a member of the MN Dental Association and Spear Education Group. He enjoys rock climbing, the outdoors and anything to do with food.