Dr. Pitkin was raised and educated in Meridian, Idaho, and completed his undergraduate education at the College of Idaho. After receiving his Doctorate at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, he practiced for a time in Canada before settling in Boise.
Dr. Pitkin is a long-term member of the Southwest Idaho Optometric Association. He and his wife, Mary, a teacher, were heavily involved in the various activities of their three children while they were growing up and are now the delighted grandparents of adorable twin grandsons. In his spare time, Dr. Pitkin enjoys cooking, gardening and hiking in Idaho's scenic wilderness and spending time with his family.