Dr. Conway was born in Houston, Texas but grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Bachelors of Science in exercise science from the University of Nebraska in 2000. He then completed the Accelerated Nursing Program at Creighton University, an intensive 1-year program, and received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree in 2002. He worked as an Intensive Care/Critical Care nurse for nearly 5 years, receiving numerous certifications/training in specialized treatment for patients immediately after open heart surgery and severe renal failure.
In 2006, Dr. Conway was awarded a highly competitive 4-year full ride dental scholarship through the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Conway graduated from Creighton University Dental School in 2010 and entered into active duty with the Air Force. He was accepted into the prestigious Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Florida where he graduated second in his class. He received extensive training in specialty areas of dentistry, including orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, implant placement, and IV sedation. He was assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where he served for 3 years. During his time at McGuire AFB, Dr. Conway served in many positions of responsibility and leadership, including Deputy Clinical Flight Commander and Chief of Oral Surgery. He continued to advance his training by completing the Advanced Clinical Dentistry Preceptorship in 2013. He was awarded Company Grade Officer of the Quarter 4 times and Company Grade Officer of the Year twice, as well as the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. In 2014, Dr. Conway separated from active duty and joined the Washington State Air National Guard.
Dr. Conway’s wife, Jennifer, grew up in Newport, Washington. They met in nursing school and were married shortly after. They have five very active boys, Henry, Sean, William, Benjamin, and Samuel. The Conways spend the majority of their free time outside, whether it’s sports, skiing, hunting, camping, riding bikes, or just exploring all the wonderful activities Eastern Washington has to offer.