I was born and raised in the Yakima Valley in eastern Washington. After earning a BA in History and a teaching certificate from Western Washington University, I began teaching in my hometown of Prosser, Washington. Since then I’ve taught everything from 2nd grade to 8th grade. I recently renewed my certification from the National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.
My wife and I have a passion for the outdoors and especially for taking our boys camping and to visit the national parks.