Jack, having been born under the shadow of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia, decided at an early age to go north to Hamilton College in search of snow, ice and enlightenment. Instead he developed his social skills in fraternity life, skiing and independence, rather than his academic pre-med pursuits.
After graduation, he returned to medical school at UVa and continued to follow his original goal of becoming an otolaryngologist (ENT surgeon). At the same time he was able to improve his French language skills by marrying Mimi, a southern French elementary school teacher from Marseille.
Following internship and residency in Kentucky and Tennessee, they moved with their two children to Heidelberg, Germany where Jack was chief of ENT at the Army’s 130th Station Hospital. After 3 years of European life, he returned to Charlottesville, Va. where he practiced facial plastic surgery and ENT for 29 years, retiring in 2007.
Jack has always enjoyed the freedom of the mountains, having climbed and trekked in the Alps, Pyrenees, Tetons and Cascades. He still enjoys mountain biking, skiing, kayaking and spending quality time with his family.