As a native of South Lake Tahoe, I am a mountain boy by heart and love being outdoors in all seasons.  In the summer or warmer months, I enjoy road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, and water skiing. When there is snow on the ground you can find me skiing where I love backcountry deep and steep powder and tree skiing, or ripping through moguls on my favorite runs like Heavenly Valley’s ‘Gun Barrel’ and ‘Waterfall’ or Kirkwood ‘Chair 6’.  Since moving to the Sacramento valley, I don’t get as much time in the mountains but have increased my road cycling and strive to hit 100 miles per week.

While attending Sacramento State University to attain my Bachelors Degree, I met the most beautiful girl on campus, who would later become my best friend and on May 12, 2001, my wife. Together, my wife and I discovered a love for vacationing on warm beaches and have had the privilege of exploring Hawaii, Cancun region, West coast of Mexico, and Jamaica.  

On July 25, 2004, my incredible wife brought our son into the world and in a blink of an eye, our lives were radically and forever changed.  Within the first 18 months, our son was diagnosed ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and changed all aspects of our lives. From a career perspective, I was no longer able to do the volume of international travel and moved off the management path in 2007. Not only did my career path shift, but a flicker of desire to take my work experience into the realm of healthcare grew to a white hot fire.  

In 2008, a group of us developed an application to help service providers that work with special needs individuals.  For five years the effort persevered through a plethora of challenges and pains that come with a first time start up.  In 2014, the product was delivered to key business partners where we discovered the application exposed service delivery compliance issues that could lead to legal issues for the service providers.  The product was shelved.

In May of 2016, Intel Corporation made a decision to reduce headcount by 15k people, and I was given a severance package that was hard to say ‘no’ to, and proved to be the needed push to fully immerse in my passion to serve in healthcare.  After taking 6 months to research and determine next steps, I accepted a position at Sutter Health in January 2017.

I am currently blessed to work with a leadership team that is kind, incredibly talented, and share the same passion to serve.  It has been an incredible journey!

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