I have taught Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, Field Biology, and Zoology for the last seventeen years at Blue Valley Northwest High School, in Overland Park, Kansas.
I am a graduate of Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Kansas. I attended the University of Kansas, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science and Biology Education. After graduating from KU, I did my student teaching at Blue Valley High School and Harmony Middle School, both in the Blue Valley School District. Upon completing my student teaching, I was hired to teach Biology at BVNW and have worked here ever since. I have since earned my Masters of Science Education from KU.
While attending KU, I married Kristy, my high school sweetheart. Kristy is a nurse practitioner who works at an ear, nose, and throat clinic in the Kansas City area. We have two girls, Avery (16) and Rylan (13), and two dogs named Sophie and Charlie.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, singing, and playing the guitar. I also like computers and spend quite a bit of time designing websites for both professional and personal use.