Would you mind sharing about yourself and your background? Are you taking new patients?
Thank you. Yes, I’d be happy to share and yes, we are accepting new patients. I’d describe myself as a salt-of-the-earth American man. I was raised in the country outside the small town of Zillah, Washington. I learned to work hard at a young age on our family cherry and apple farm, for which I’m grateful. After high school, having more motivation than direction, I spent nearly 3 years trying to fnd my path in life before discovering my passion for vision and ocular health. The next 8 years went quickly, earning my way through school working several jobs: diesel mechanic, lab tech., electrician, grounds keeper, and meat cutter. After graduation, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve our country as a commissioned offer within the United States Public Health Service. I spent the next 7 years as the Chief of Optometry for two underserved duty-locations, in remote Dillingham Alaska and at the Yakama Indian Health Center in Toppenish Washington. In late 2015, after much debate, I felt it was time for a change. Having visited family in the L/C Valley many times and knowing how special this area is, I looked no further. Fortunately, Dr. Gregory Reed was thinking of retiring after practicing in the same location on Thain for 44 years. I assumed ownership in November of 2015, and am so glad I did. My wife Cheryl and I will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in June, and have 4 wonderful children ranging from 2 – 9. I enjoy helping people see better, spending time with family, seeking Jesus, running, hunting, fishing, and working with my hands.