Born in a SDA home, graduated Bucharest Medical School in 90, then specialized in Public Health and Health Management. Trained in Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital, USA, has an MPH in Nutrition from Loma Linda University (1994), and a PhD from Tg Mures Medical University. Director of Herghelia Lifestyle Center from 94 and associate professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Tg Mures Medical School from 2010. Married with Valentina Dan who is the Program Coordinator of the Lifestyle program at Herghelia. They have two children, Mike who is 16 and Christa who is 12.