Raised by a single mother in a working-class home, Randy learned the importance of hard work, saving money, and serving his community at an early age. He paid his way through college with academic and needs-based scholarships. During college, he also volunteered as an EMT and a firefighter. After earning a degree in Biochemistry, he was accepted into the University of Maryland School of Medicine and trained as a surgeon at the University of Colorado Denver.
Randy was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and entered active-duty military service with the Navy Medical Corps, where he worked to keep our brave men and women safe and healthy.
After leaving active duty at the rank of Lt. Commander, Randy taught and worked at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before moving on to join the University of Arizona College of Medicine as Professor of Surgery and teach a new generation of doctors.