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Dr. Bayne French joins Hammer Nutrition as our Chief Medical Advisor. Dr. French brings over 20 years of health experience with a focus on wellness to the Hammer team.

Dr. French was born in the mountains and has been molded by them. He grew up in Eureka, Montana, which is a short drive from Hammer Nutrition headquarters in Whitefish, Montana. Obsessed with the outdoors, he spent an inordinate amount of time chasing wild animals (and sometimes being chased by them). He played college basketball and did all his undergraduate training in Montana. He graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1996. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Washington with an MD and set off to work in Alaska for the next seven years. He resides with his wife, Cricket, and two sons, Highland and Rowan, in Whitefish, MT where he works at Glacier Medical Associates. He is double board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine.

Endurance athletics are woven into his DNA. He has numerous marathons under his belt, including one 50-mile race. He picked up obstacle course racing in 2013 and went on to win the Masters division of the Bigfork, MT Spartan Beast (2016) and the Monterey, CA Spartan Super (2016), and placed second in the Spartan Ultra Beast World Championships in Lake Tahoe (2016). He thrives in the wilderness, where he puts his bushcraft and simple outdoor living interests to use.

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