A native of Johnson City, A.R. graduated from Milligan College in 1990 with a degree in biology. In 1994, he graduated from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a degree in physical therapy. He has spent his entire career working with orthopedic patients.
A.R. has been with Appalachian Orthopedics since 2001. He also serves as adjunct faculty for the physical therapy program at East Tennessee State University. His special interests include working with throwing athletes and golfers. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Johnson City with their children, Caroline and Jack.