Dr. Ralph was raised in Post Falls, Idaho after his father retired as a colonel from the U.S. Air Force. He has a passion for doing orthodontics in an upbeat way that makes it fun for all involved: patients, staff, and parents! Dr. Ralph loves working as an orthodontist in both of his offices — Liberty Lake and Spokane — because of the variety of people those offices attract.
After graduating as valedictorian from Lakeland High School, Dr. Ralph began his college career at the University of California, San Diego (Revelle College). He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in chemistry. He continued at the University of Michigan, where he graduated the valedictorian of his dental school class and later earned a Master of Science degree in orthodontics.
Dr. Ralph is an avid outdoor enthusiast. His favorites are bow hunting, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, snowboarding, and water skiing. Dr. Ralph is very hands on; he constantly works on do-it-yourself projects. He is married with two sons.