After earning my Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders from the University of Nebraska, Kearney, in 1998, I went on to receive my Doctor of Audiology degree from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, in 2002. For the past nine years I have been practicing with neuro-otologists (docs who treat neurological disorders of the ear) and otolaryngologists (the ear, nose and throat docs). I also have a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Along with my practice I have an adjunct faculty positions at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion.
One thing I enjoy about my field of work is the broad range of things I get to experience. I conduct hearing evaluations, vestibular assessments and inter-operative monitoring, along with evoked potential testing and selling hearing aids. I care for every aspect of hearing and try to enhance my patients’ lives by providing them with the ability to hear more clearly. My goal is to prevent my patients from missing out on any part of their lives and to provide them different ways to improve their hearing.
When I’m not working at Avera Medical Group Ear, Nose & Throat Yankton, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kari, and our three children, Cole, Ben and Shae. We enjoy any activity as long as it is outdoors.