Experience & Honors

Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – OHSU School of Dentistry, 2007
  • B.S. in General Science, cum laude – Oregon State University Honors College, Corvallis, 2003
  • A.S. in Biological Sciences – Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, 2001

Employment

  • 1/2010 to Present          Gifford Family Dentistry, owner
  • 1/2012 to Present          Oregon AGD IV Sedation Course, screening & post-op
  • 1/2011 to 4/2014            Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR; part-time faculty
  • 12/2009 to 11/2010        Deborah Struckmeier DMD PC, Portland, OR; associate
  • 10/2007 to 1/2010          Joy Arend DMD PC, Portland, OR; associate
  • 10/2007 to 6/2008          Glenn Balkins DMD PC, Corvallis, OR; associate
  • 10/2002 to 8/2003          Big River Restaurant, Corvallis, OR; manager/head server
  • 3/1997   to 3/2003          Portamedic, Salem, OR; medical examiner
  • 6/1998   to 9/2000          Lakeshore Lanes Bowling Center, Albany, OR; manager
  • 1/1996   to 4/1998          Providence Medical Center, Yakima, WA; EMT/trauma team
  • 6/1992   to 6/1998          U.S. Army, Medical Corps; medical laboratory technician

Awards

  • Kenneth W. Ford Scholar, September 2001 – present
  • Gerald E. Bruce Community Service Award, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award Linn-Benton Community College, 2009
  • Oregon Howard Prize Memorial Competition for Patient Treatment, 1st Place, 2007
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Scholarship Award, 2006
  • Outstanding Academic Scholar Award, Gov. Kitzhaber, 2001
  • Jeffrey M. Lee Scholarship Award, July 2000

Leadership

  • Hillsdale Springfest Health & Wellness Fair, event chair, 2012 – 2016
  • Hillsdale Business & Professional Association member, 2011 – present
  • Hillsdale Main Street Program, promotions committee member, 2011 – 2014
  • Multnomah Dental Society president-elect, 2012-13
  • Multnomah Dental Society vice-president, 2011-12
  • Oregon Academy of General Dentistry president, 2012-13
  • Oregon Academy of General Dentistry president-elect, 2011-12
  • Oregon Academy of General Dentistry vice-president, 2010-11
  • Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, editor of Recall, 2010-2013
  • Oregon Academy of General Dentistry board of directors, 2009-2013
  • ODA Annual Meeting council member, 2009-2013
  • OHSU School of Dentistry Student Government president, 2004-07
  • OHSU School of Dentistry Class of 2007 president, 2003-07
  • Oregon Dental Association Trustee, 2005-06
  • Linn-Benton Community College student government president, 2000-01
  • LBCC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society president, 2000-01

Volunteer Interests

  • Tooth Taxi, Portland
  • Project Homeless, Hillsboro
  • Oregon Mission of Mercy, Portland
  • West Albany High School Career Day, Albany, OR
  • Wilson HIgh School Career Day, SW Portland, OR
  • Give Kids a Smile, Portland
  • Multnomah Dental Van, Portland

Honors

  • Commencement Address, OHSU School of Dentistry Graduation, 2007
  • Endodontic Honors Course 2006-07
  • Commencement Address, LBCC Graduation, 2001
  • Featured in Leaders of the 21st Century, Albany Democrat Herald, December 2000