I was born and raised in Browning and Bozeman, Montana. After graduating from Browning High School (where my parents were both teachers), I returned to Bozeman to attend college and play collegiate-level football for the Montana State Bobcats. In 2000, I married my wife, Julie (a Hamilton High School Alumni), and in 2001, we began our family.
After my wife and I graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman in 2003 (both with degrees in education), our family moved to Choteau, Montana where I began teaching 7th & 8th grade Life and Earth Sciences. In Choteau, I taught science and coached junior high football and wrestling for a 5 year tenure.
In 2008, we were given the opportunity to move to the Bitterroot Valley. I began teaching science (Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, General Science) and physical education at Hamilton High School and my wife received a teaching position at Corvallis Primary School. In 2009, I began teaching science at Hamilton Middle School and began helping coach middle school football. I am currently in my 16th year of teaching.
When not teaching or coaching, my hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, and spending time with my family.