Feel free to call me Dan. I’m a Family man and an outdoorsman. I love to read and learn. My favorite food is salad but I never turn down chocolate. What else is there to know? My lovely wife and I have 5 children, 4 girls and one boy. My first experience with medicine was on a volunteer ski patrol for Kelly Canyon just after high school. I learned that I love the human body and how it functions and I knew I wanted to go into the medical field. After serving a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, where I learned Spanish, I was ready for more. I entered nursing with the plan to be a Nurse Anesthetist and I graduated with my baccalaureate of science in nursing. I later learned that the hospital was not a lifetime career that I would be satisfied with. After five years of ER and ICU I was ready to further my career and decided on an advanced nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP). Even before I graduated school as a Nurse Practitioner I found myself dreaming about a practice that allowed me to treat patients without the regulations and limitations that the government and insurances place upon those who participate in their programs. I am so excited to be practicing medicine in my own Direct Primary Care clinic! I feel that this model of healthcare truly is better for patients, providers and our relationship with each other.