I was born in South Korea and moved to Iowa when I was a year old. We eventually moved to Washington State, where my parents found new jobs. I attended the University of Washington
and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and biochemistry and a minor in chemistry.
While at UW, many of my hours were spent as a student leader with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and as a campus staff member. With an acceptance letter to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
, I headed east to Boston.
While working toward my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in Boston, I was active with the Alpha Omega dental fraternity
, and participated in events such as Tooth Day at Fenway and free dental screenings at the Special Olympics. During my senior year at Tufts, I spent time working at St. Joseph Hospital Pediatric Dental Center in Providence, Rhode Island, graduated summa cum laude
, and was inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Following my dental education, I decided to specialize in the field of orthodontics, and attended the University of Colorado, where I served as president of my class and received my certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science in dentistry.
I enjoy traveling and have served on short-term missions in Malaysia and China. In my leisure hours, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing and watching almost any sport (especially pickelball), increasing my knowledge of trivia, and sharing the deliciousness of Korean cuisine.
I have three children: a Boston-baked bean, Ella; a mile-high mountain man, Jon Tae; and a local Kalispell kid, Keenan. I feel truly blessed to be able to raise children in such a wonderful community. If you see us out and about town, feel free to say hello. We always enjoy meeting people!