Why I chose Pine Rest: Pine Rest seemed to check all the boxes I was looking for in a program; solid academic training, excellent potential to match into a fellowship, good work/life balance, and a great location. I have an interest in Forensic Psychiatry and in recent years Pine Rest has had excellent success in graduates being offered positions at some of the most highly respected programs around the country. Pine Rest is also opening a Forensics Fellowship in the next year which provides more exciting opportunities here in Grand Rapids.
Other Interests: Although I’m not from Michigan, I’ve lived in the Mitten State for almost a decade now, and over half of that time has been in Grand Rapids. When I had the opportunity to return to this city I knew I had to jump on it. When I’m not at work or on call I enjoy playing music (string bass), playing indoor soccer year-round in an adult league, and alpine ski racing in the winter time. I’ve also picked up long distance running in recent years and have competed several races around Michigan including the Grand Rapids Marathon, Half Marathon and Riverbank Run 25K. This city is a great place to work and live and has something to offer for just about everybody.