Briefly describe the path that brought you here.
I started my career as a management consultant. When the travel started to wear on me, I moved to Nashville, TN and joined a pharmacy startup that catered to specialty clinics and assisted living facilities. After 10+ years working in pharmacy and technology I decided to pursue my MBA, and that is where I met Brad Tice. He introduced me to pharmacogenomics, and when his ideas took shape as a business venture, I jumped at the opportunity to contribute as an advisor. Fast forward a few more years, and I’ve joined the team full time.
What motivated you to get involved with RxGenomix?
The initial concept and vision motivated me to get involved as an advisor very early on. The people and culture convinced me to join the team full time.
What is the one thing you most hope to accomplish with RxGenomix in the next five years?
I hope to build a solid technical foundation for the practical application of pharmacogenomics. It would be incredible to see pharmacogenomic information incorporated into typical prescribing and dispensing workflows so that everyone (providers, patients, payers) can benefit from this powerful information.
What is the most valuable thing you bring to RxGenomix and/or the pharmacy profession?
I have over 20 years of healthcare and pharmacy-specific technology experience.
What’s your personal business philosophy?
“Do well by doing good.” – attributed to Benjamin Franklin
What’s the most surprising thing about you? Something we’d never guess.
I was a competitive gymnast for about 8 years. At age 14, I was in the gym six days a week, three hours a day. I travelled all over the United States for meets and spent time at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
You have two weeks off. Where would you go?
I’d visit family. Most of them are in North Carolina, but I’ve love to meet up in Washington D.C. and visit all the monuments and museums with the kids and nephews.
Who should play you in the movie about your life? (at your current age)
My wife says Bradley Cooper, so let’s go with that.