I am a native of Montana, born and raised in Great Falls. I attended the University of Montana in Missoula, where many family members still live today. I made my home in Minnesota back in 1981, and my two brothers and their families also call this area home.
My lovely wife, Kate, has been working with me at Long Lake Dental for 20+ years, as the office manager and partner in all major office decisions. We have 3 grown children, our oldest son who lives in Chicago, our daughter who also lives in Deephaven with her husband and three kids, and our youngest daughter who lives in Minneapolis and is a graphic designer.
I cannot think of another profession where I could be happier. I love the challenge of dentistry, both the routine and easy, and the difficult and thought-provoking. I thank my staff and colleagues for voting me three times into the Minnesota Monthly Magazine ranking for the “Top Dentists” in the area. I love helping people and am dedicated to doing my best.
Graduate of Purdue University and Midwestern University Dental School, but originally from North Carolina. I've been living in Minnesota for 3 years now and am really enjoying getting to know the area and meeting new people. My wife Kayla and I love traveling, sports, boating, hanging with our dog Leo and most outdoor activities. We are also expecting our first child in November!
I enjoy treating children and adults of all ages and really appreciate all of the challenges dentistry has to offer. I am excited to now be an owner of Long Lake Dental and look forward to continuing the amazing reputation Long Lake Dental has in our community. I love all areas of dentistry, from implants and oral surgery to improving smiles with invisalign. I'm constantly trying to stay up to date on the latest techniques and equipment so our patients receive the best dental care. We are always welcoming new patients at Long Lake dental, meeting new people, and taking care of our current and existing patients is truly the best part of this job.
Graduate of the University of Minnesota. I have been working at Long Lake Dental for many years and continue to do so because of the wonderful staff and patients here.
I attend many continuing education classes to stay current on treatment options for our patients. I volunteer at “Give Kids a Smile” – a program at Sharing and Caring Hands, I volunteer for the Golf Classic “Fore” Diabetes Research, and I also work on the “Pay It Forward” Fundraiser to help patients with their bills while going through breast cancer.
Patient relationships are important to me and I will try to make each patient comfortable while delivering quality care.
My husband and I have 2 daughters who attend the University of Minnesota and an adorable yellow lab.
I enjoy walking, boating, golfing, fishing, traveling and gardening.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I am grateful to find a team that always puts patients first and strives to make every dental experience the best possible. I love what I do and truly enjoy coming to work each day. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to know my patients and helping them make lasting changes to their oral and overall health.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, running and watching Minnesota sports.