Roger received his degree in nursing in 1989 from Rapid City Regional Hospital and his Bachelor of Science degree in 1992 from South Dakota State University. In addition, Roger has a Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Degree from the University of Washington.

Roger’s experience in health care includes surgical and medical intensive care, cardiovascular transplant and flight team nursing. He joined the Heart Doctors in 1994, and is now Director of Black Hills Clinical Research Center (a department of the Heart Doctors), and supervises the coordination of over 25 cardiovascular trials.