I have always loved visiting Burlington, and, ever since my residency in Pittsburgh, I have kept an eye on the UVM website and an ear to the national discussions to see if they would ever start an EM residency program. But the career timing has paid off for me, and I have not just joined the faculty at UVM, but have been given the opportunity to build our new residency program . . . a dream come true! As a husband, father, physician, educator, and athlete, it is challenging to juggle all the roles and competing demands, and I struggled with this in the first decade of my career. Vermont is a place where people truly value balance, and the culture is one that fosters relationships, healthy living, and getting outside . . . a lot! The mountain biking and running trails, the ski slopes and cross-country terrain, and Lake Champlain’s beautiful beaches provide endless opportunities to explore and enjoy time with my friends and family. The lifestyle, combined with the incredible academic resources and the amazing people at UVM, make this the ideal place to practice and to train EM residents.