I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended Punahou High School. I later earned my Bachelor or Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and continued to UCLA Dental School where I graduated in 2002. I received my Pediatric specialty degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2004. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, baseball and golf. I also enjoy going to sporting events, wine tasting, and spending time with my family, my three boys: Aiden, Kyle and Micah, and my friends.