Dr. Herring started his journey in nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation He served in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center where he discovered his passion for critical care. After his tour of duty and subsequent appointment in the DOD, his journey continued by working with the Oklahoma Organ Sharing Network. The exposure to critical care, perioperative care, and an extreme level of independence with this job made him want to continue his educational path in advance practice. Dr. Herring attained anesthesia training at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte/Carolinas Healthcare System School of Nurse Anesthesia. He graduated in 2005 and served in several rural health facilities and critical access hospitals. During that time he also took part in surgical mission teams to the Dominican Republic. The yearly service trip eventually evolved in to team leadership in 2012. In 2016, he started a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Duke University. His scholarly project brought together a diverse team of educators, international health scholars, and clinical experts to design and impliment a virtual orientation program for volunteer international health team members to improve their level of confidence and their global health and cultural competence. Dr Herring accepted a role as an clinical assistant professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice- Nurse Anesthesia program at the University of Arizona in September of 2018. He and his wife have relocated to Tucson, AZ.