My aviation career started as a youth, soloed when I became 16 and received my private certificate when I turned 17. After completing professional aviation training with Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Fl, was selected as one of the founding flight instructors for the ERAU-Prescott campus in 1978. Then, ventured into the corporate charter world for two years in the southeast US, then returned to Prescott.
While at ERAU-PRC, was appointed to the Flight Standards Dept. as Chief Check Pilot and then managed the advanced training/multiengine group. As the airline industry was in turmoil, my career goal as an airline pilot was looking less obtainable in the early 1980's. So, it was decided to change career paths and I was accepted to the University of Arizona Medical School. After graduating U of A, I was accepted into post graduate training at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Upon completion of Neurology Residency, established private solo practice of Neurology in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2008, established the Neurohospitalist program at Scottsdale Healthcare, providing in hospital neurology services. I have retained my Aerospace Medical Services operation as my roots are deep in aviation. I enjoy working with fellow pilots and derive great pleasure in assisting them in overcoming challenges in medical certification.