From Dr. Byrd
"I grew up in Pierson, Michigan as the seventh of eight children. My father was a tool and die maker, but also loved horses, so I was raised on a small farm.
I knew I wanted to become a dentist while giving a report about teeth in my seventh grade English class. I later confirmed this career path while working as an orthodontic assistant both in the Grand Rapids and Detroit areas.
I am married to David and have three children: Elizabeth, Michael, & Abigail. We live in Rockford, Michigan. As a family we enjoy camping, swimming, and skiing. I also enjoy all sports, but especially basketball and volleyball."