Call us 970-200-1600 | Patient Portal
Meet Our Providers 2024-06-13T08:06:54-06:00


david dreitlein md marillachealth grand junction co

David Dreitlein, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Dreitlein joined MarillacHealth in July 2023. He attended the University of Colorado Boulder for his undergraduate education then medical school at CU Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University where he served as Chief Resident. After working in hospital settings as an emergency physician for over 20 years, where he held many leadership roles including emergency department director and Chief of Staff, he transitioned to community medicine in 2020. Since that time, he has worked as medical director for a western slope safety net clinic for the medically underserved. Throughout his career he has been appointed to numerous committees for the State of Colorado and has been involved in the creation of several joint projects between regional hospitals. In the past, Dr. Dreitlein has worked as a physician in the Everest Region of Nepal as well as a flight physician. He has been active in medical roles for local National Parks, ski areas and other outdoor organizations. He spends his free time with his wife, a local veterinarian, and his two kids, hiking, skiing, backpacking and in general enjoying all the outdoor activities Western Colorado has to offer.

Dr Anna Jensen marillachealth grand junction co

Anna Jensen, MD

Family Physician – 29.5 Road Clinic

Dr. Jensen obtained her undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM then went on to Temple University School of Medicine at Philadelphia, PA for her medical degree. She began her Internal Medicine internship at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV but found that she missed the wide-open spaces and blue skies out west so relocated to the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, NM to finish the Internal Medicine residency. After completion of the training, she relocated to Bethel, Alaska to provide full spectrum healthcare to native Alaskan Eskimos. During a brief visit to see in-laws in Grand Junction, she fell in love with the area and community. She joined the Grand Junction VA Medical Center in July 2000 and served for 20 years in a broad range of Veterans’ health needs from primary care and hospital medicine to geriatrics and hospice care. Dr. Jensen started at MarillacHealth in November 2023 and is very excited to start this new chapter in her career. She is excited to be a part of the future growth of community health services in our valley. Dr. Jensen is married with two daughters and two dogs and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking trails with the dogs and spending time with friends and family. 

Charles Lackey MD- doctor at MarillacHealth grand junction co

Charles W. Lackey, MD

Primary Care Physician – 6th Street Clinic

Dr. Lackey grew up in Denver, Colorado, attending school through high school there and participating in scouting, becoming an Eagle Scout. He went to Colorado College for his undergraduate education, majoring in Anthropology. He then went to McGill University in Montreal, Canada for medical school and returned to Denver for post graduate education, doing an internship, then a residency and family medicine. Since then he has worked in family medicine and emergency room medicine in Summit County, Colorado. He worked at the Summit Community Care Clinic in Frisco for the past five years with his primary interest areas being general family practice, emergency medicine, and geriatrics. His outside interests include hiking, golf, camping and astronomy. Dr. Lackey joined MarillacHealth in January 2024.

Andrea Nederveld, MD Family Physician Marillac

Andrea Nederveld, MD

Primary Care Physician - 6th Street Clinic

Dr. Nederveld joined MarillacHealth in September 2018. She attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate, Michigan State University for medical school, and University of Michigan for residency training. She is an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics trained physician who has lived and worked in Grand Junction for the past twelve years. She previously worked at Marillac from 2005-11 and was in private practice from 2011-2015. In 2015 she started a fellowship in primary care research through the University of Colorado. With her fellowship now complete, she is now an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at CU, but will continue to live and work clinically in Grand Junction. Her primary research interests are in obesity treatment and prevention as well as exploring the effects of social determinants of health on practice strategies and health outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids and dog doing fun things outside.


Jennifer Stroh, DO

Medical Director; Family Physician – 12th Street Clinic

Dr. Stroh attended Colorado College for undergraduate training and Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine and Biosciences for medical school. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. She spent three and a half years working in Alaska with the Alaska Native Medical Center system and then in 2009 returned to Colorado to practice medicine in Grand Junction. She has been in private practice since 2009 and now joins MarillacHealth in 2023. Dr. Stroh enjoys seeing patients of all ages, newborn to elderly, and providing comprehensive care to all of her patients, along with transgender health and women’s health. Dr. Stroh is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family.

Kathleen Bird FNP-C at MarillacHealth in Grand Junction, CO

Kathleen Bird, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - 6th Street Clinic

Kathleen, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, joined MarillacHealth in April 2024. Originally from Moab, Utah, she has called Fruita home for the past 22 years. Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master’s degree from Western Governors University. Prior to her current role, she served as a Registered Nurse for 13 years at HopeWest, where she obtained certification as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.

With a rich background in nursing, Kathleen brings expertise in pain management, case coordination, and patient empowerment to her practice. She has dedicated much of her career to working with geriatric populations, including veterans, and has served the intellectually and developmentally disabled community.

Kathleen’s patient-centered approach is characterized by compassion, respect, and a deep commitment to individualized care. She prioritizes building trusting relationships and strives to ensure her patients feel heard, valued, and supported throughout their healthcare journey. Passionate about mental health and patient education, Kathleen enjoys working with individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Outside of her professional life, Kathleen finds joy in spending time with her husband, four grown children, and five grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling and gardening.

image of Greta Hoffman FNP PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Greta Hoffman, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant - PIC Place Montrose

Greta is originally from Montana and moved to Montrose after completing her training at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon in 2020. Before going to PA school, she studied to become an ecologist but found her niche in healthcare while working as a CNA and emergency department technician. When not in the clinic, Greta can be found somewhere in the mountains with her husband and young bird dog. Greta is passionate about harm reduction and helping patients feel self-empowered when receiving medical care.

Keelin Lewis PA-MarillacHealth Grand Junction

Keelin Lewis, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant - 6th Street Clinic

Keelin joined MarillacHealth in August 2022 after graduating from Colorado Mesa University here in Grand Junction. Prior to PA school, she worked with children in foster care, adults with developmental disabilities, and as a CNA in a rehabilitation facility. Before her career shift, she worked as a geomorphologist and hydrologist and still loves collecting rocks and chasing flash floods. After her undergraduate studies, Keelin served as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador where she developed a strong commitment to service and the migrant community. Keelin enjoys patients of all ages and believes in working closely with her patients to determine the care they will receive. She also appreciates the integration of dental and behavioral health with the medical care offered at Marillac. In her free time, Keelin enjoys playing outside in any capacity as well as taking care of her dog and chickens and reading a wide variety of fiction.

image of Shaun OMalley PA PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Shaun O'Malley, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant - PIC Place Montrose

Shaun recently moved to Montrose after graduating from Colorado Mesa University’s Physician Assistant program. He originally started his journey in medicine working in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), with a total of 5 years’ experience working as both an EMT-B and Paramedic. He really enjoyed emergency medicine but wanted a longer established role with his patients, which is why he pursued family medicine. Shaun joined PIC Place in October 2023. He really enjoys getting to know his patients and finding ways to improve their general wellness. On his days off, he enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, and visiting new places. He feels very fortunate to live in Montrose as the area has so much to offer people who enjoy the outdoors. 

Janie Phillips Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Janie Phillips, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - Tiger Wellness Center

Janie joined MarillacHealth in December 2021. She graduated from Wichita State University with her BSN and worked in an emergency department for four years prior to returning to school. She then attended Vanderbilt University earning a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has experience at a Community Health Center in Wichita, Kansas where she served patients of all ages and varying cultures. Janie recently moved to Colorado and is very excited to continue family practice with MarillacHealth. She has a passion for preventive medicine and looks forward to implementing this in her care. In her free time Janie enjoys hiking, reading, and annoying her dogs with her attempt to play the cello.

Dena Ridenour, APRN, BC

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse - The PIC Place

Dena joined MarillacHealth in March 2024. She attended school at the University of Kansas for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing. Despite attending KU for her advanced practice degrees, she is a huge fan of Kansas State University, which she attended prior to attending KU in Kansas City. Dena has nearly 40 years of experience in psychiatry, 30 of those years as an advanced practice nurse. She enjoys seeing both adults and adolescents for mental health issues across multiple diagnoses. Dena likes to partner with her clients to help them achieve their goals and is skilled in using shared decision making in her practice. When not at work, Dena and her husband enjoy spending time with their 3 dogs and 2 cats. Dena enjoys reading, knitting, and weaving, and has been a rabid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs for 50 years.

image of Nikki Steele FNP-C PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Nikki Steele, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - PIC Place Montrose

Nikki graduated from the Nurse Practitioner program at Bradley University in 2020 and went straight into family practice at the PIC Place and have been here ever since. Before this she worked as an RN for 7 years in a multitude of specialties, with a favorite being mother/baby and antepartum care. Nikki has two beautiful children and enjoys everything Montrose has to offer. She loves hiking, skiing, playing volleyball, reading books and spending time with her children riding bikes or exploring the mountains. 

Gretta Thompson FNP MarillacHealth Grand Junction

Gretta Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BSN, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner - 6th Street Clinic

Gretta is a Doctor of Nurse Practice Family Nurse Practitioner who has been with Marillac Health for the past two years. Gretta graduated from Johns Hopkins University with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2022. Prior to family practice Gretta worked in critical care. Gretta enjoys providing care for the underserved populations throughout the lifespan. Gretta is a Colorado native and has enjoyed living in the Grand Valley for the last decade. While not in the clinic seeing patients, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors hiking, mountain biking, and snowmobiling with her two children, husband, and dogs.

Amy Witte FNP marillachealth grand junction co

Amy Witte, BA, RN, MS, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - 29.5 Road Clinic

Amy received her nursing degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 1996. After years working as an RN in various communities (Madison, WI; Gunnison, CO; Nome, AK) and various summer camps across the country, she returned to graduate school at the University of Colorado in Denver to complete her master’s in nursing as a family nurse practitioner. She spent 20 years in Denver working with the underserved, and most recently at DenverHealth Medical Center. She appreciates the integrated care model that Federally Qualified Community Health Centers offer to patients, and the ability to get all of the care in one location. She also specializes in substance use/abuse care; LGBTQ+ care including PrEP and transgender health. In her free time, she enjoys doing DIY projects, crafts, camping with her family, and exploring the western slope. She is excited to join the Marillac team and provide care to the Grand Junction community.

Sherry Woods FNP at MarillacHealth Grand Junction, CO

Sherry A. Woods, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, BBA

Family Nurse Practitioner - 6th Street Clinic

Sherry joined MarillacHealth in June 2020. She completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2018.

Prior to becoming an FNP, Sherry had worked as an RN for 15 years as a circulating nurse in surgery, perioperative educator, charge nurse, orthopedic and dental surgical coordinator, and surgical services director. She also has a nursing background in home health, hospice, and case management and pain management nursing. Most recently, Sherry has worked as an FNP in a family practice and sports medicine clinic working with patients of all ages and conditions.

Sherry enjoys caring for all patients from the pediatric to geriatric populations and focuses on all aspects of patient care to improve the patient’s overall health and well-being. Born and raised in the Grand Valley, Sherry enjoys spending time with her husband Patrick, their adult children and their dogs taking family vacations, attending sporting events, as well as spending time in the Colorado outdoors camping, boating, hiking, fishing and 4-wheeling.


Tom Lavery, DDS

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Lavery began his employment with Marillac as a full-time dentist in 2005 and was promoted to the position of Dental Director in February, 2007. Dr. Lavery received his dental degree from Creighton University and completed his residency program at Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming. He possesses 37 years of private and public health dentistry.


Kathryn Hart, DDS

Dental Director & Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kathryn Hart graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2003 and completed residencies in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and Pediatric Dentistry at The Children’s Hospital, Denver CO in 2008. In addition to patient care, each year “Dr. Kate” supervises 2-3 AEGD dental residents assigned by New York University. She joined Marillac in 2008. In June 2021, she assumed the leadership position of Associate Dental Director. When she is not working, she spends time with her family including her two young sons and enjoys gardening and audiobooks.

Katie Delancey DDS MarillacHealth dentist

Katie Delancey, DDS


Dr. Delancey is originally from Michigan where she attended Michigan State University for undergraduate in biomedical laboratory sciences followed by dental school at Detroit Mercy. She previously worked in private practice from 2017-2022 in Longmont, Colorado. Her passion in dentistry lies in a comprehensive approach with emphasis on prevention of oral disease. She loves connecting with her patients on a personal level and tailoring a treatment plan that works for the individual. Outside of dentistry, she likes skiing the Ikon resorts and backcountry camping. You’ll also find her hiking with her Pyrenees mix dog named, Merry. She is excited to be here serving the Grand Junction community. 

Firas Habaj DDS-dentist marillachealth grand junction co

Firas Habaj, DDS


Dr. Habaj joined MarillacHealth in January 2024. Dr. Habaj completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Marquette University in Wisconsin. He also completed multiple residencies and postdoctoral trainings at the University of Texas, Ohio State University and Bern University. Dr Habaj has a wide range of experience practicing in Ohio and overseas where he consulted internationally to improve and guide dental practices to elevate their standard of care. His simple approach is to provide the best care and to treat every single patient the same way as he would treat his own family.


Quinn Meehan, DDS


Dr. Meehan joined MarillacHealth in January 2022. Dr. Meehan received his dental degree from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2019. He went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency through East Carolina University in 2020. Dr. Meehan is originally from Frederick, Maryland and loved coming from large family. Dr. Meehan says his favorite part about being a dentist is helping patients with emergency treatment. During his free time he loves spending time outdoors mountain biking and exploring new places.

Amber Abeyta RDH

Amber Abeyta, RDH


Amber grew up in the Grand Valley. She attended Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), and graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2012. She is a busy mom too! In her free time she enjoys being with family, running 5ks, hiking, and being outside. Amber previously worked for Marillac from 2014-2016 but left to relocate. She is excited to be back at Marillac and be more involved in the health of the community. 

Heather Auffert RDH marillac health grand junction, co

Heather Auffert, BSDH, RDH


Heather grew up in small-town Iowa. She attended the University of South Dakota and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. In July of 2023, Heather moved to Grand Junction with her partner and their goofy goldendoodle. She joined Marillac in October of 2023 with the intent to give back to the local community. She’s passionate about patient education and aims to empower others through dental knowledge. Heather is a lover of the outdoors, plants, animals, yoga, art, live music, and trying new things! 

Kayla Rauschert RDH marillac health grand Junction, Co

Kayla Harriman, RDH


Kayla Harriman joined MarillacHealth in June 2023. Kayla grew up in Eugene, Oregon. Kayla received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Master’s degree in Business Administration at Grand Canyon University. In addition, she recently attended Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) and graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene in May of 2022. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and mountain biking with her husband and working out. Kayla has a wonderful newborn son who was born in February 2023. 

Mae Haulman RDH MarillacHealth Grand Junction CO

Mae Haulman, RDH


Mae grew up in Western Colorado. She attended Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) and graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2017. In her free time, she teaches fitness classes and coaches wellness. She loves her garden, is a crazy cat lady- loves her two kitties and is a proud wife of an amazing nurse. She also loves to be active outdoors- skiing, mountain biking, trail running and all the things! Creating room for people to feel accepted, valued and loved is so important to her and Marillac feels like a place to do just that. She is so excited to be a part of the Marillac team! 

image of Ashley Lindsey RDH PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Ashley Lindsey, RDH

Site Lead/Hygienist - PIC Place Montrose

Ashley is native to Western Colorado, growing up in the small town of Hotchkiss. Ashley graduated high school in 2007 with an Associate of Arts Degree from CNCC in Rangely. She completed a few years towards an accounting degree between CMU and University of Phoenix. Accounting wasn’t a dream career, and in 2009 she moved to Rangely with her then fiancé’ and discovered that her true passion and calling was in healthcare. Ashley worked full time at Rangely District Hospital as a certified nursing assistant while also attending CNCC again to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated in 2012 and has since worked as a Dental Hygienist and found true passion in community health. Ashley is married and has two boys that are very active in sports and school activities, but also loves to be outdoors and in the mountains during any and all free time hunting and camping. 

image of Shawna Lynn RDH PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Shawna Lynn, RDH, BSDH

Hygienist - PIC Place Montrose

Although not born in Colorado, Shawna considers herself a Colorado native as she has lived in the state since she was a child. In 1994, she attended Colorado Northwestern Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Shawna’s love of learning encouraged her to return to school obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2013. Passing on helpful information to her patients and educating them is her passion. Shawna worked in private practice for 28 years prior to joining the Marillac team. She enjoys road biking, tennis and spending time with her family.

Ashton Schlauger RDH PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Ashton Schlauger, RDH

Hygienist - PIC Place Montrose

Ashton was born in Southwestern Oklahoma but was proudly raised here on the Western Slope of Colorado. She attended Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) and graduated with her Associates of Dental Hygiene in 2021. She is passionate about educating her patients about their oral health and providing a space where patients feel comfortable and cared for. During her free time, Ashton loves spending time with her wonderful husband, tending to the family cattle ranch, riding horses, and spending time with their dogs Lyla, Trix and Goose. 

Dawn Smuin RDH marillac health grand junction, co

Dawn Slater-Smuin, RDH


Dawn attended Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska and received an Associates in Applied Sciences and became a Dental Hygienist in 2014. She wanted a career where she helped people. Dental hygiene has allowed her to do that many times over. She moved to Grand Junction recently from Fort Collins and loves the area. Dawn joined Marillac in October 2023. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, outdoor music and spending time with her two dogs Max and Cheyenne!


Brittany Williams, RDH, BAS


Brittany attended dental training at Colorado Northwestern Community College and became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2012. In May 2020 she received a Bachelor’s in Applied Sciences- Dental Hygiene from Community College of Denver. She is enthusiastic about performing dental screenings and educating children and their families, “to make the dental world a little less intimidating.” Time away from work includes painting, traveling, friends, family and a very special dog.

photo of Elise Rediger-behavioral health MarillacHealth Grand Junction

Elise Rediger, LPC, LAC, ADS

Behavioral Health Director

Elise earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2017 and a Licensed Addiction Counselor since 2018. Her experience has been in community mental health, substance use disorder treatment and integrated primary care. She is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. Elise joined MarillacHealth in November 2023. She strives to engage patients to act as the primary leader in their own care and well-being through prioritizing prevention, wellness, and education. 

image of Victoria Baumann behavioral health PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Victoria Baumann, LPC

Behavioral Health Provider ( Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Addictions Specialist) - PIC Place Montrose

Victoria graduated in 2015 with her master’s degree in counseling from Adams State University. She began as a school counselor in 2015 and transitioned to Early Childhood Specialist in 2018. Victoria joined PIC Place in September 2020 as a behavioral health provider.

Victoria works with people of all ages and specializes in addiction, as well as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life changes/transitions, and trauma. Victoria believes that patients receive the best care in an integrated environment. She was born and raised in Colorado and enjoys recreating outside, including hiking, biking, swimming, paddleboarding, rafting and cross-country skiing.


Brandi Byars, MSW, LCSW, CCTP

Behavioral Health Provider - 6th Street Clinic

Brandi joined Marillac Health in February 2022 and is a native of Colorado. She enjoys supporting patients and families in healthcare settings and gained interest in doing so after obtaining an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies of Medical Technician in 2004. Shortly after receiving her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Colorado Mesa University in 2018, she traveled to East Africa to practice international social work in supporting young women who had experienced loss or trauma. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree in 2019 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. She specializes as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and holds a strong interest in suicide prevention, treatment, and awareness with the belief that there is always hope.

Brandi describes her role in working with patients in enhancing quality of life regardless of where they are at in their medical journey as a privilege. She spends her free time with her family and their two dogs, Pasta and Porter. She enjoys living in Colorado, yoga, traveling, and riding bikes with her family. 

image of Naomi McCrea behavioral health PIC Place Montrose Colo MarillacHealth

Naomi McCrea, LCSW

Behavioral Health Provider (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) - PIC Place Montrose

Naomi was born and raised in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Naomi has resided on the Western Slope just under 10 years. Naomi attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she obtained her Masters in Social Work. She also attended Virginia Tech where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and her Bachelor of Science in Human Development. She is passionate about social justice. Naomi has been in the social work field for more than 12 years. Naomi has worked in a variety of settings, including home-based behavioral health, school-based behavioral health, community mental health, long term care and integrated care settings. She has extensive experience in both clinical and medical social work. Naomi loves spending time with family and friends, yoga, hiking, and cross country skiing. 


Rod Pyland, LCSW

Behavioral Health Provider, (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) - 12th Street Clinic

Earning master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Administration for the University of Denver in 1978, Rod is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. Rod imparts hopefulness and new skills to his patients. The unique acupuncture uses is designed to help with addictive behaviors, emotional balance and sleep. Rod and his wife provide foster care for children.

photo of Andrew Rossway LPC at MarillacHealth Grand Junction CO

Andrew Rossway, LPC

Behavioral Health Provider - 29.5 Road Clinic

Andrew joined MarillacHealth in November 2021. Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University in 2017. Andrew has worked with many different populations in a variety of settings including wilderness therapy, in home ABA therapy, intensive inpatient therapy, outpatient therapy, and family therapy. Andrew enjoys collaborating with patients to achieve mental well-being and believes that everyone deserves to be happy and healthy. He was drawn to Marillac for the integrated model – as he believes working in collaboration with medical care allows the opportunity to address an individual’s health in their entirety. When he is not working he enjoys rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and fly fishing with his wife and two dogs.