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1.) What led you to your position?
Timing and good fortune. I was looking for a change after 10 years of working in the clinic and was about to start a job as a workers’ comp case manager. In the nick of time, Barb Edmiston directed me to a case management position here at OrthoCrolina—I owe a debt of gratitude to her for that. I am glad I could stay, 15 years now, and I love this role.
2.) What do you like most about being a team member at OrthoCarolina?
The people. I love those in the trenches with me—my co-workers—and I love those we fight for every day—our patients.
3.) Which of OrthoCarolina’s core values means the most to you?
Teamwork. John Maxwell said, “Nothing of significance was ever achieved by an individual acting alone. Look below the surface and you will find that all seemingly solo acts are really team efforts.”
4.) How do you embody these core values on a daily basis?
I had a good foundation—I was raised with these values. Nonetheless, each day is the product of a great God, a good cup of coffee, inspiring people, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
5.) What are some of your outside hobbies or interests?
Two of the three R’s—reading and writing, not 'rithmetic. Also snow skiing, stand up paddling, and Krav Maga. Of course, it’s always more fun to have someone special to do these things with.
6.) What's your favorite restaurant in the Charlotte area?
Del Frisco’s Steakhouse…I’m a meat and potatoes kinda guy. Delicious food and top-notch service. ¡Que rico!
7.) Finally, what's your favorite part of working at OrthoCarolina?
Working at OrthoCarolina. I have seen the practice evolve, as have I. I have made unforgettable relationships. I like to be productive and I like steady employment, especially with a growing, highly regarded company committed to excellence