I was born and raised in Jasper, Indiana. After high school I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Indiana State University. This is my 19th year teaching 5th grade. My wife, Chrissy, is also a teacher. We have two sons, Henry and Jack. Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, grilling on my Big Green Egg, traveling, and being in the great outdoors.