I grew up in Dos Palos, CA, a small town in the central valley and attended Modesto Adventist Academy before leaving home for college at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley. I studied Spanish for one year in Argentina, which helped me finish my BA in Spanish at PUC along with my pre-dental requirements. After completing undergrad, I travelled to Europe and South America and enjoyed some time off before diving into dental school.
I received my DDS from Loma Linda University in southern California, where I met my wife Tara who was also a dental student. We married shortly after dental school and relocated to Knoxville to be close to her family in Asheville, NC. We are both passionate about mission work. Several times in dental school we provided dental work overseas and locally in under served areas.
We both enjoy what Knoxville has to offer. From the lakes, to hiking in the mountains, east Tennessee has been a new and exciting change for us. We are members of the Knoxville First SDA church and have two dogs, Maggie and Panda.
I am looking forward to joining Dr. Malone and his team and continuing his focus on a great patient experience and high quality dentistry.