I grew up in Spring, Texas, just north of Houston. Since Jr. High, I knew I wanted to be a dentist. I attended both the Academy of Science and Technology and Oak Ridge High where I participated in basketball. The day after high school graduation, I went to Marine Corps boot camp. I joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1991 as a mortar man and served for 7 years. From there I attended Howard Payne University for my undergraduate degree, where I was able to continue to play basketball. My senior year I had the honor of playing in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. I went on from there to dental school at The University of Texas Health School of Dentistry in Houston. In my second year, I applied and received a health professions scholarship from the US Army. I was commissioned as an officer in April 1998, transferring from the Marine Corps into the Army. I graduated from dental school in June of 2000 and began my active duty Army career. While in the Army, I graduated from a 1-yr Advance General Dentistry program in September of 2001. In 2003, I Served in Iraq for 5 months and finished my time with the Army in November. My Wife Angie (Allen) Clark was born and raised in Decatur, so she was familiar with the area and still had friends and family here. I love my job but also love my family so I liked the idea of living and working in a more rural community that would allow us to enjoy both. We have 4 kids that keep us on the move. I have been able to coach and help out with many of the kid’s activities and sporting events. Christ is the central part of my life and I try to reflect that relationship to my community. My family has been active in many different community events and at this point the construction of 8 new homes for families in need. I have an amazing and caring staff that I could not function without.