Tell us a little bit about you and your family:
My wife, Corinne, and I both grew up in Utah. We met and married while attending Brigham Young University. After we graduated from BYU, we moved to eastern Idaho where I attended Idaho State University and completed my doctorate in audiology. Corinne worked as a pediatric ICU nurse at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. We have one son who is 16 months old and keeps us on our toes.
Why did you pick your specialty?
Growing up with a hearing loss, I was able to see first-hand the benefits of receiving hearing amplification. This coupled with the education I received at Idaho State University and Brigham Young University lead me to develop a passion for the field of audiology, as well as a respect for audiologists and the positive difference they can make in people’s lives.
What can patients expect when they show up for their first appointment with you?
My patients can expect to review their hearing history and the ways their hearing deficits are impacting their lives. I will perform a series of hearing tests to find the cause and severity of their hearing loss. With those results, we will discuss the options available for hearing amplification that fit their needs and lifestyle.
What are some of your hobbies?
My wife and I both love the outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking and trail running. We are excited to be in Coeur d’Alene where all of these activities are easily accessible.
What drew you to Kootenai Health?
The community feel and opportunities for growth aligned with my long term goals as an audiologist. Corinne and I are excited to raise our family in this beautiful part of Idaho.