Schools attended/Degrees: -Seattle Pacific University Master of Science (Marriage and Family Therapy) -University of Alaska Fairbanks Bachelor of Arts (Communication, Journalism)
Awards/Special Training: -Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing -Gottman Method Couples Therapy
"Life throws lots of challenges at us that get in the way of living life with healthy growing relationships. I want to help people deal with the challenges, so they can live the life they desire."
Specialties: I treat trauma, stress, depression and anxiety because they are major roadblocks that interfere with living and enjoying life and relationships. I also treat relationship issues because I enjoy seeing clients light up when they are authentically, passionately connected to their husband or wife.
Time spent in Alaska: I grew up in Alaska living in Kenny Lake, Tok, and Fairbanks.
Previous careers: I was a television reporter, firefighter, project manager, social services director, graphic artist, and handyman.
Hobbies: I'm either working, doing things with my family, volunteering at church, or helping friends. Sometimes I squeeze in sleeping!
Family: My wife Kim and I had our first kiss at the top of the Space Needle. Eight months later we eloped. Kim has co-taught several marriage classes with me. We have now been married almost 20 years and have two elementary age daughters.