Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jack Lariviere was born into a medical family. He developed an early interest in the medical field, and revered those who pursued it as a career. Despite this, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned a BA in Ecology and Biology, with an intention of becoming a Game Warden. Soon he graduated, his grandfather (a small-town physician in rural Michigan) passed away. While attending his grandfather's viewing, Jack was struck by the seemingly endless lines of people who showed up to pay their respects, and to share their stories about how his grandfater had touched their lives. Within months, Jack was enrolled in nursing prerequisite courses.
Jack graduated from the Denver School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and worked as a nurse in perioperative settings for a number of years, living all along the Front Range. Eventually, he earned an Advanced Practice Nursing Degree from the University of Northern Colorado to become an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Before joining PPNA, Jack worked in Cardiology as a nurse practitioner in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Jack is thrilled to be a part of the team at PPNA, and to have the opportunity to care for the patients that they serve. He strives to provide personalized, attentive, quality care to his patients, and has a passion for educating patients and their families about optimally managing their health; he feels fortunate to be a part of a group of providers that share the same commitment to their patients. Jack is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
In his spare time, Jack and his wife can either be found in the kitchen cooking, or outside enjoying all that Colorado has to offer in the way of running, hunting, fishing, and gardening.