I have lived in north Idaho my entire life, graduating from Wallace High School in 1997. From there I attended the University of Idaho, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Technology Education. In 2009, I went back and earned my Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho.
Over the past twelve years I have taught construction, drafting, and manufacturing at Post Falls High School. I have a passion for developing real world skills, which students can use for the rest of their lives. During my teaching career I continue to work as a general contractor and for area construction companies. In 2010, I started the Construction program at Riverbend Professional Technical Academy, during my time there I developed a partnership that allowed my students to build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
My wife and I have two young children. I enjoy spending time with my family, and numerous outdoor activities that North Idaho has to offer including skiing, hunting, golfing, fishing. I have recently started competing in triathlons, including finishing Ironman CDA in 2013.