As the youngest of 6 children, Dr. McDonald was instilled early on with a strong dedication to family, teamwork, and effort. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he had the opportunity to serve locally through Y-serve and internationally through dental and proselytizing missions. He also checked off some bucket list items such as participating in an official USA Waterski competition, completing triathlons, and summiting Mt. Rainier. He graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Dr. McDonald’s greatest accomplishment was meeting and marrying the girl of his dreams while at BYU.
After dental school, Dr. McDonald completed a pediatric residency in San Diego, California. While there he enjoyed using his Spanish daily with his patients, learning how to surf, and building sand castles with his kids. His second daughter was born during residency, bringing him that much closer to his future basketball squad.