Craig, who has medicine in his roots (his father and grandfather were medical doctors), practiced Family Medicine for 26 years in Golden, Colorado. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado Boulder, received a medical degree from the University of Minnesota, and trained in Family Practice and Psychiatry in Denver and Albany, NY. He served as the President of the Colorado Preferred Physician Organization for 3 years. He also taught meditation to interested patients. He volunteered to serve in the Public Health Service doctoring under-served people in upstate rural NY for 2 years and was a Big Brother for 3 years. He now volunteers with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.
Craig “fell in love” with Tucson after he and wife Deb visited her brother, Rabbi Tom Louchheim of Or Chadash for his birthday one year. In addition to schooling others on Single Malt Scotch 101, you may find Craig golfing, biking, or taking photographs around town. Unless it’s summer, when they will escape to Boulder to play with their twin grand-babies and chocolate lab, Zane.
This Doc Watson may not sing you a bluegrass song (or maybe he would…), but sit back, take a moment, say an “oohhmm,” and get to know Craig.
Q: My ideal way to spend an evening in Tucson…
A: Is to have a Scotch tasting party in my backyard at sunset with about six people.
Q: If you could go on a week-long adventure to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
A: I would scale Mt. Everest with sherpas who could guarantee sunny weather.
Q: What was the best piece of advice you ever received? From whom?
A: The best piece of advice I ever received came from my father who taught me to ‘learn to listen.’
Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: It would be the coming of aliens to earth, who make it clear they can see and hear everything and are all powerful. Anyone breaking the rules would be removed from Earth…and on January 19, 2020, they would appoint me the maker of all the rules.
Q: If I could go to any concert right now, it would be __.
A: John Coltrane and Miles Davis
Q: When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
A: I might choose to use my iPhone to take photographs with the Instagram application and send the pictures to family or friends.
Q: If you could travel back in time, to when would you go? Where would you go? Who would you want to visit?
A: To camp out at the site of the resurrection from Good Friday til past Easter with my iPhone camera.
Q: If I could have one super power I would choose…
A: To fly so that I could avoid the lines at the airport.