After graduating from St. Cloud State University with a B.A. in Secondary Education, General Science, and Biology in 1990, I taught in Houston, Texas, Minnetonka, and was the Aerospace Educator for the Bishop Museum in Honolulu before landing in Burnsville. I've taught 9th grade science at Metcalf, Nicollet, and Eagle Ridge. Currently, I teach honors and regular 9th grade physical science and the astronomy elective course. I've been married to my high school sweetheart, JoAnn since 1987 and currently we live in Prior Lake with my dog, Cooper and cat, Mindy.