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Born and raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL (near Chicago).

Degrees received are a Bachelor of Science from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY (near Buffalo, NY) and my DDS degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, IL.

I practiced dentistry for 4 years in the U.S. Navy at Camp Pendleton California, Taipei in Taiwan and Newport, RI. I then moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1970. In 1990 I moved to my present office location on Ski Run Blvd.

After leaving active duty in the Navy I remained in the Naval Reserves for another 21 years. I was promoted to a Navy Captain and was a Commanding Officer for 3 Reserve Units. I particularly like treating our military service members who are giving so much to our country.

While in the Navy Reserves I met my future wife, Patience, at a Tri-Service Medical Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Patience was an Army Nurse. She became a Colonel in the Army and retired after 28 years and serving as commander of a Combat Support Hospital in Vancouver Washington. Patience and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Between us we have 7 children and 10 grandchildren. Patience works as a Nurse Practitioner at Emerald Bay Center for Women’s Health in South Lake Tahoe.

I was elected to the founding Board of Trustees of Lake Tahoe Community College in 1974. I have been re-elected 8 times to the Board. I have been President of the Board 5 times and served 9 years on the state wide Board including a year as its president. I participated on 5 separate accreditation teams for other California Community Colleges.

I am active in the community in the South Tahoe Optimist Club where I was president twice. Also, I remain active in St. Theresa Church.

My other interests include bicycling, hiking, reading and traveling. In the summer, you can see me bicycling to work.

In 2006, I completely renovated our dental office. We now occupy the entire second floor or our building. It has an elevator and is handicapped accessible. The office has a bright and cheerful atmosphere. Patients constantly comment how relaxing it is to look out at the trees. Be sure and notice our artwork; most of it is from local artists.

Our Office is at 1116 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.