What would be one piece of advice to a student entering TMS for the first time?
The number one thing that I suggest is to be yourself. Typically everyone at TMS is new to the situation and comes from a larger school where you have to be a part of a "clique". TMS gives you the opportunity to be original and to pursue your dreams as an individual while maintaining support from many areas, including your peers.
What student activities were you involved in?
I was involved in as much as possible. I was in the Student Council for most of my time at TMS. I was in the original Jazz Band, travelled to Ghana, organized Earth Day, was in a school play or two, organized dances, put on a few concerts with my old band, and the list goes on. The thing about TMS is that you are constantly involved without even knowing it. It's a way of life and if you are totally shy, it's okay to sit on the side lines and join in when you are comfortable.
Is there one experience at TMS that had an impact on your life after TMS?
Going to Ghana changed my whole view on how this world turns. I was able to experience what it was like to truly live day to day, not have clean water whenever it was needed, to share in village ceremonies, and to enjoy life even though it's not easy. I came home from that trip and had a new appreciation for all of the opportunities that I have been given and for all of the special people that I have in my life. I realized that I have to take full advantage of every opportunity and to live life to its fullest. I truly believe that every day is THE day!
Did you make friends at TMS with whom you are still friends with today?
Absolutely. I made friends for life. The kind of friends that if you don't see them for a few years, the next time you do feels like you were just hanging out the night before.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of TMS?
Unity. It seems like whatever you wanted to achieve, you always had an amazing support team behind you. It felt family-like. Whether it was your friends, the staff, or even your family, you always had someone there to support you through all of your endeavors.
What have you been doing in the interim?
A lot. I've held many jobs, done tons of travelling, and got married. I received a Bachelor's in Health and Social Change and then a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. Currently, I run my own Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic practice, Revolution | A Mind, Body, Soul Connection | Chiropractic, in Mill Valley.
What are your future plans?
My future plans include running a state of the art Chiropractic practice, travelling the world, investing in start-ups and real-estate, teaching, running a non-profit to spread real preventative healthcare around the United States and the world, and enjoying sharing my life with my amazing wife.
Why have you given back to TMS?
TMS started me on a path to success and all of the staff and my peers have been a great influence. When you are fortunate enough to be a part of such an amazing community, you will always want to support it as much as you can.