Jake attended Oregon Health Sciences University for his undergraduate studies and maintained a 4.0 GPA while completing his anesthesia training at University of North Dakota. He has been practicing anesthesia for over ten years—first practicing in Washington state before settling down in east Texas.
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia is Jake’s passion. His initial regional anesthesia training consisted of performing peripheral nerve blocks using only nerve stimulators. Jake integrated the use of ultrasound technology into his regional anesthesia practice years ago with practice-transforming results! He, along with another CRNA colleague, established, from the ground up, a robust ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) program that provides services for a wide variety of surgical specialties—to include a busy orthopedic program. This UGRA program has helped to contribute to the doubling of the number of total joint replacements performed at their facility and has helped to make same-day total knee replacement surgery possible—at both the main hospital and an ambulatory surgery center.
Personal Interests: Jake is the proud father of seven children (4 girls, 3 boys--ranging from 5 to 25 years old) and the proud grandfather of two twin grandbaby boys. He has been married to his sweetheart for over 25 years. In his spare time he enjoys digital photography, milling his own lumber with a chainsaw jig and taking his wife and children to the gun range.