Graduated with a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa where he. He went on to obtain an MBA from University of Alaska, Anchorage. Through dealing with Ankylosing Spondilitis he has experienced the benefits of massage therapy, prompting him to become a massage therapist. In 2004 he graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage's Massage Therapy program. He specializes in deep tissue, sports massage and trigger point therapies. He is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying skiing, hiking, and fishing.