I was born and raised in Deerfield, a small farm town in southeastern Michigan. During my time in school I was active in sport, academic clubs, student government, and the Boy Scouts of America. I attended Alma College in Alma, MI were I earned a major in Biology along with a minor in General Science. I was a three time recipient of the Kapp research fellowship allowing me to run lab and field experiments on jumping spiders throughout my college career. I completed my student teaching in Ithica High School, and then started my teaching career at Howell High School in 2000. During my time at Howell High school I earned my Master in Teaching from Marygrove University. In 2003 I started at Mason High School teaching Physics and Integrated Science. I currently instruct in many different areas including Computers. I also enjoy working with kids in Athletics as the Freshman Basketball Coach, and the mentor for Science Olympiad and Mason High School Robotics Team the "Tractor Technicians". In my free time I enjoy the outdoors and travel with my wife Amanda and our two children Anna and Matthew.