My family is always first. I'm so proud of my wife and best friend, who is able to help so many patients as a Gastroenterologist. Our daughter and the twins keep us on the run, they and my large extended family always being my first priority. When I'm not in the office you'll probably find me outside checking on my fruit trees and berry bushes or testing my soil’s PH levels. I’ve planted over 40 trees on our property trying to turn lawn back into woods. I read a lot about afforestation, and the phrase that stuck with me is “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” I love my compost pile, and I try to always keep gaining practical knowledge about nature and our world.
I have served on the Board of Directors at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce and also in many leadership roles in the organization. I’m currently on the Sunbury YMCA’s Board of Directors, where I’ve recently founded and lead the day care parents group. I've been an active participant and volunteer in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for more than fifteen years. I also participate in the 500 Men Reading initiative, which encourages students to excel in school and develop more interest in literature.