Biography

I was raised in the midwest and moved to Boston for medical school in 1974. In 2007, after practicing as an orthopedic spine surgeon in Boston for 23 years, my wife and I relocated to Freedom, New Hampshire and I started a non-operative spine practice at Saco River Medical Group. My wife is a librarian at the Madison Library and we have three grown sons. At the end of 2015, I retired and soon after I embarked on a second career of running for the New Hampshire legislature.

I was always interested in politics but my schedule precluded active participation. My governance work over the years has been in the non-profit sector. I served on the board of the New England Mission Fund for a couple of years and the on the board of Calumet Lutheran Ministries (Camp Calumet) for 6 years. I have been on the board of the Green Mountain Conservation Group for over 3 years, serving as the vice-chair for one year and I am now in my third year as the chair of the board.

Most of my hobbies involve outside activities–hiking, running, biking, kayaking, swimming and skiing. Much of my time is devoted to gardening. Besides my large garden at home, I care for several beds at Camp Calumet, including beds which I use to teach children about gardening.

EDUCATION
–BS in Chemical Physics, Michigan State University
–MD, Harvard Medical School and MIT
–Residency in General Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston
–Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency, Boston
–Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston

EXPERIENCE
–Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1984-1988
–Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, 1986-2007
–Faulkner Hospital, Boston, 1998-2007
–Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, 1984-2007
–Instructor, Harvard Medical School, 1984-2007
–Saco River Medical Group, Conway, 2007-2015
–Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, 1987