I grew up on Manitoulin Island. I completed my medical training at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. I knew it was important for women from Manitoulin to have the option to deliver their babies close to home. I made sure to incorporate obstetrical medicine into my training so that Manitoulin women could have safe deliveries on the Island for years to come. I moved to Manitoulin immediately after graduating medical school in 2011 and live in Little Current with my wife, Sarah, and our three children.