Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in the little town of Morgan, Utah. I have a wonderful family consisting of three kids and a wife who is a whole lot better than me. I am an audiologist who successfully transitioned to the retail and business management side of things. I have a strong clinical background and am currently developing my skills as a business consultant to all those audiologists and office administrators who need some help navigating the changing world of audiology.
What do you do at Fuel, and what is the most valuable resource you provide to our members?
I am a regional manager covering Utah and Colorado. My most valuable resource at Fuel is that I am a shoulder to lean on when members have questions. They can bounce ideas off of me and the team to help them meet their most difficult goals in their practice. The most valuable resource behind the scenes is the team of Alan Phillips and Kathleen Anders, as they are the true masterminds when it comes to accomplishing the goals the members have established.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
I am old school and tend to get in front of members or prospects in person as often as possible. Living in my territory allows me the freedom to visit members easily. I enjoy face-to-face meetings and feel this gives me a truer insight into how the practice is actually doing. That being said, a typical day consists of me getting caught up on tasks that can be done by computer or phone and also visiting members and prospects in person on a daily basis.
What is your professional background?
I graduated with my doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) from Utah State University. I spent time working at Vanderbilt University as an audiologist, supervising graduate students to fit hearing aids and perform balance/vestibular assessments. I worked for a large hospital system performing intraoperative monitoring (not a lot of audiologists do this) and hearing aid assessments in my last phase of clinical life. I got my start in the retail side of things by working for Starkey as an outside sales rep for a number of years. Working for Starkey was a fantastic learning and networking experience that eventually led me to join Fuel Medical. Fuel has taught me much more than I could have learned working for a manufacturer and allows me the opportunity to truly help those needing business assistance from a non-biased approach.
What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have a fun fact about yourself you’d like to share?
I can’t get enough of the outside—I love the mountains and the beach. At heart, I am a mountain boy as much as possible. I love to hike, ski and mountain bike with my family as much as time allows.