Evan graduated from The University of Iowa School of Physical Therapy in 1977. He began his clinical practice in 1977 with Bob Gifford, PT at Medical Center Physical Therapy in Portland, Oregon. During that period he worked as a staff physical therapist and athletic trainer for the Portland Timbers Soccer Club, a member of the former North American Soccer League. In 1983 he moved to Salem, Oregon and established a key person office for Therapeutic Associates. His interests in physical therapy include manual therapy, sports injury rehabilitation, and general orthopedics.
Outside of the office his interests have included mountaineering, sea kayaking, and cross country skiing. In more recent times he can be found watching his kids playing soccer or swimming.