Born and raised in Burien and a Highline High school graduate. After graduating Western Washington University I went to Tufts University Dental School in Boston. Returned home in 1980 to practice dentistry in Seattle. Further education in the areas of periodontal disease, TMJ and esthetic cosmetic dentistry. Over the last 10 years extensive studies in TMJ, Laser surgery, and airway/sleep dentistry. My most rewarding work has been being involved on the boards of Salvation Army, Boys and Girls club and working in Elementary Classrooms. Teaching good home-care and providing books and supplies to children to enrich their education. Married for 37 years with 3 married children and a new granddaughter.