I was born and raised in Ville Platte, LA. After graduating high school, I joined the LA National Guard, serving fourteen years, including two combat deployments to Iraq. During the second deployment, I realized that I wanted to become a physical therapist to help those injured. So, after returning home, I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for kinesiology. My first experience in physical therapy was here at OSPT for observational hours, which ultimately led to a part-time position as an exercise specialist. After graduating from ULL, I was accepted into the physical therapy program at LSU in Shreveport. Upon completion of PT School, I returned to Lafayette and eventually returned to OSPT as a physical therapist.