I was born and raised in a small town just outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I went to a small high school where I was able to play mainly football, basketball, and golf (along with a few other sports). I then chose to attend Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana; the same small college where my parents met in the 1980s. I was blessed with the opportunity to play a year of college football there while pursuing Biology, Chemistry, and my now wife, Shelby. I left Pineville for medical school in Shreveport, and Shelby and I were married during third year of medical school.
I know without a doubt that it was the Lord’s guidance that led us to Greenwood. Shelby and I were lucky enough to go to a Family Medicine Interest Day in Columbia, SC during the fall of my fourth year of medical school where we happened to run into some of the residents and faculty from Self. We immediately felt a strong connection and ended up comparing every program to Self for the entirety of the interview season. I knew that I wanted to train at an unopposed program where I could get the most hands-on experience possible. I knew that I also wanted to stay in the South. And finally, I have a passion for sports medicine that is fueled by the conversations I’ve had with the residents and other faculty at Self. I felt like I would make a great physician anywhere I trained, but I saw the potential to grow as a person, friend, leader, and even husband at Self. I’m looking forward to training with these great people for the next few years!