I’m dedicated to investigating orthopedics and sports medicine as an applied science, to help you solve your problems with the best available strategies.

All my training, experience, and accolades have been towards one goal: to be the best at solving your physical health and performance challenges. That’s the essence of an applied science, to solve real people’s problems with the best available evidence, strategies, and intervention. I am a double board-certified clinical specialist (Orthopedics and Sports) aiming to be the conduit through which all this accumulated industry knowledge is simplified into a strategy. I have been the recipient of a traveling fellowship to the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Ohio State University sports medicine departments. I teach in the University of Portland’s Anatomy Lab and previously in Pacific University’s DPT program. I also currently enjoy coaching Strength and Conditioning classes, olympic lifting, and programming for many to augment their sport training and balance training loads.

Raised in Washington tulip country, humbled during 5 years of commercial fishing in Alaska, and trained by some of the leaders in this field, I bring a diversity of personal experiences and unique interpersonal investment to my clinical practice. After graduating from the University of Portland with a degree in Biochemistry, I received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University and participated on the medical school’s rugby team. While recovering from my childhood weight insecurity, injuries, aches, and pains, I have observed that people are not just muscles and bones, but complex individuals with goals, expectations, social needs, and anxieties. We truly deliver healthcare through a bio/psycho/social model. In short: wherever your ailment is coming from, I get it. I can meet you there, and make a plan to move you forward.

I’m your neighbor, I’m part of this community, I’ll see you late night for a steak salad at Slims or early the next morning on the trails of Forest Park trails. I spend time with my patients and get them better faster.

  • First Career: Commercial Salmon Seining, Kodiak Alaska, F/V Kulshan, 2008-12
    • Deck Hand, Deck Boss, Engineer, Cook
  • First Degree: BS Biochemstriy, University of Portland
  • Second Degree: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Columbia University
    • Class President
    • Columbia Graduate Council Member
    • Orthopedic Specialty Tract
  • Board Certifications/Professional Membership
    • Board Certified Physical Therapist, OR license
    • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics
    • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports
    • Emergency Medical Responder
    • National APTA, Oregon APTA, Orthopedics and Sports Section Member
  • Traveling Fellowship Recipient – APTA Sports Section
    • Ohio State Sports Medicine
    • Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx
    • Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine, Cavaliers
  • Side Hustle 1: Strength and Conditiioning Coach, PDXstrength
  • Side Hustle 2: Anatomy Lab Adjunct Instructor, University of Portland