I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. When I was in grade school, I always knew that I would end up working with animals. After pursuing studies in marine biology at the University of Oregon, I decided that Montana was where I wanted to live, and that becoming a veterinarian was my ultimate career goal. I graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1996. After working at a high volume, comprehensive, small animal veterinary hospital in Billings, MT for five years, Gretchen and I created Grizzly Peak Animal Hospital in Red Lodge in July of 2001. I am married to Brian Frank and we have two sons named Rockwood and Keith. Our family is completed by three dogs, a cat named Santiago, and our pet chickens. Izze, who is pictured with me, is my “perfect daughter” and an adoptee from Beartooth Humane Alliance of Red Lodge.