I have been teaching at George B. Swift Elementary school since 2007, primarily as a middle school science teacher. After graduating from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, I joined the US Peace Corps, spending nearly 2 years in Tunisia, which is where I met my wife, a fellow volunteer. After my service, I spent over a year teaching ESL in Seoul, South Korea and then another 10 in Indonesia teaching at and managing an English as a second language school. In May, 2016 I was selected to be a fellow with the MSUrbanSTEM program. When I am not spending time learning and teaching science I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, cooking, and playing with Legos.