The son of a high school coach and a home economics teacher, Dr. J grew up in West Texas. After attending high school in Pflugerville, he went to West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M) in Canyon. While at West Texas, Dr. J met the love of his life, Terri. They've been married for 21 years and counting. He graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1997 and spent the following year completing a pediatric community health residency through John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. In 2004, after serving as an associate dentist in a group practice in Flower Mound for several years, Dr. J and his family moved to Tyler and established Tyler Family Dental.
Dr. J is blessed to have 2 wonderful daughters. Hanna, the oldest, is in her first year of college and Hadyn, who attends Chapel Hill High School. His family also includes 2 Golden Retrievers, Harli and Hank and a "stray" cat named Timmy. Dr. J loves sports of all kinds and spends most of his "free time" supporting his family's many extracurricular activities.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the East Texas Dental Association.
Dr. J and his family are proud to call Tyler their home and love serving the good people of East Texas!