Meet Your Instructor
I started as a sleep trainee in June 2002 and then obtained my RPSGT credential in 2004 and RST in 2011. I worked as an Implementation Specialist of startup centers for multiple locations over the United States until I returned to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as the Practice Manager for Children’s Medical Center Dallas where I helped to implement the very first Joint Commission recognized Disease Management program for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea and was awarded First Place for the Best Facility in America by Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine in the 2009 National Sleep Achievement Awards. I also participated in the training of physicians while they were rotating through Children’s as part of the Sleep Fellowship program associated with University of Texas Southwestern Medial Center.
In September 2009, I joined the ownership group of Alliance Sleep Center, now called Alliance Family of Companies, as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. During my three and a half years as the managing partner, I helped lead the company to expand from a single sleep center to over ten sleep center locations expanding from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Austin to Houston areas.
In June 2013, I sold my ownership in Alliance Sleep Center to the other partners and started First Sleep, LLC, which I am still currently the managing partner. First Sleep provides sleep services in the Dallas/Ft. Worth areas and also operates, First Sleep School, which is an approved College and Career School by the Texas Workforce Commission as well as an approved STAR Focused 2 Provider by the BRPT to offer the 80 Hour Introductory Course into Polysomnography.
I am also the inventor of the of the popular neuro-diagnostic and sleep technology measuring device called the “10-20 TOOL”, which was launched in January 2015. It is sold through several different online retailers and has been sold in the United States, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
During my 15+ years, I have led and facilitated several Joint Commission Accreditations, AASM Accreditations, ACHC Accreditations, performed insurance negotiations, Medicare applications, ASTEP implementation, policy and procedure development, personnel management, sleep study scoring/interpretation support as well as being the COO/CFO for a multi-million dollar operations. I have also been an invited guest lecturer at the University of North Texas’ Behavioral Sleep Medicine Doctoral program as well as the annual BRPT Symposium.
I have a passion for teaching others and want to be a part of the development of the next generation of sleep professionals. I am grateful for your support and trust that you are helped by our courses and delivery model.
On a personal note, I am married to my beautiful high school sweetheart and we have three adult children, all attending the University of North Texas pursuing their passions as well. I am also a member, LIFE group teacher and Deacon at First Baptist Church Denton where I worship and serve my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. May you be blessed.