Dr. Rockwell began his undergraduate education at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 1997. He was recruited to play soccer for CSUF and finished his career in collegiate athletics as captain of the soccer team. During his time at CSUF, the soccer program was ranked as high as 7th in the nation. While competing at a collegiate level, he also maintained an exceptional scholastic record, majoring in Biochemistry and graduating Cum Laude in 2002.
Dentistry entered Dr. Rockwell’s life through his father-in-law, who is an oral surgeon. Dr. Rockwell set his sights on becoming a dentist after enjoying an opportunity to work in dentistry during summer breaks in college. He was accepted to nearly all of the dental schools that he applied to but was drawn to The University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry (Pacific Dugoni). In 2006, Dr. Rockwell graduated at the top of his class from Pacific Dugoni and was honored with acceptance into the Tau Kappa Omega honor society.
After working in a few different dental offices and clinics, Dr. Rockwell focused on starting his own practice. In 2007, he and his wife Tiana moved to Nevada County with a dream to build a state-of-the-art dental practice dedicated to the health and wellness of the clients that it served. Today, that practice is The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley (formerly Rockwell Family Dental).
Tiana and Dr. Rockwell love Nevada County and are energetic advocates for local non-profits. In fact, they were two of the original founding members of Gold Country Triathlon Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Nevada County through the sport of triathlon. When Dr. Rockwell is at the office, he loves helping patients benefit from positive changes in their lives. When he’s away from dentistry, he loves spending time with his wife Tiana, their dogs (Callisto and Sadie), cat (Zoie), family and friends. Exploration and adventure through triathlon, backpacking, travel, hunting, and any other outdoor activity are his hobbies.