Kip was born and raised in Indio, California where he grew up on a date farm that was filled with chickens, goats, pigs, and geese. His first job was working as a Kennel Assistant at an animal clinic in La Quinta, California. After gaining endless amounts of experience working in the hospital ward, he was eventually promoted to a Veterinary Techinician. He graduated from San Diego State University with his Bachelors Degree in Business Management in 2008.

Kip moved up to Bend, Oregon in October 2009 and joined us here at Bend Veterinary Clinic in July 2010. He lives with his girlfriend and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys home brewing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and watching football.