I was born and raised on the Mississippi River in Winona, MN. Growing up I pursued competitive biking, swimming and canoeing but my main sport was Nordic skiing. I remain very active in all of these sports today. My own athletic experiences, including injuries, sparked my strong interest in sports medicine. My practice focus is the care of musculoskeletal injuries as well the non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine, including return to play decisions, concussions, nutrition and injury prevention. From my own injury experiences, I know how important it is for injured athletes to resume sport participation timely, efficiently and safely. I am a medical volunteer for many local events including the Twin Cities Marathon, Minnesota State High School League Championships in a variety of sports, local high school football games and USA Cup soccer.
In August 2010 I spent several exciting weeks in Colorado Springs, CO providing medical care for our elite athletes as part of the United States Olympic Committee Medical Volunteer Program.