I was paralyzed on June 14th, 2012 while conducting combat operations as a Marine Raider in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan when I was shot in the spine (T6-T7) while leading my team on patrol.
Since this time I have been rehabilitating, recovering, and researching as much as I can about Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). I have decided to share my story through this website so that I can share information about topics I have researched, others can learn from my mistakes, and offer outsiders a glimpse of what it’s like to deal with SCI. I have had an amazing journey and continue to be amazed by so many incredible people who have supported me.
I earned a Master’s of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2015 and found my new life mission; to improve life through innovation. SInce this time I have founded multiple medical device companies including UroDev Medical (formerly Spinal Singularity), Habit Camera, and others. I have also been fortunate to give back as a Board Member for the Marine Raider Foundation, MedTechVets, and the American Technion Society.