I received my bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Texas (Hook'em) and my masters in physics education from WGU. This will be my seventh year teaching. You might be asking yourself, "How did he end up teaching engineering if all his degrees are in physics?" In college, I received certifications in engineering, math, and all physical sciences. Truly, I just love to learn. I'm a songwriter, an author, and a theologian.
I've been married to my wife, Rachel, for the last three years. She works at a local interior design firm, so she won the battle when it came to throw pillows. They're all over our house. There's a rumor that I have a romantic story about how I met my wife. I will neither confirm nor deny that rumor.
One of the more notable things about me is that I moved to Mill Creek from Austin, Tx. Students hear me say "y'all" several hundred times a day, which is really telling because I don't have a Texas accent at all. Austin isn't that different from Seattle. Both have their share of crazy people; Austin is just more proud of it. And we each have historic music scenes. Seattle has Hendrix, whereas Austin has Stevie Ray Vaughn.
My hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, and watching superhero movies. I also love playing guitar and piano. One of my life goals is to visit every national park, and so far I've been to 27 out of 62.
My wife and I are obsessed with dachshunds. If you Instagram, you can follow our dog @pupperforpresident. He's running a pretty unsuccessful presidential campaign.
One thing that I can't emphasize enough is that I love my job. I enjoy learning about the art of teaching and practicing new techniques. I also love getting to know and encourage my students. I am excited to grow at Jackson HS because the teachers here are committed to perfecting their craft. I would totally send my kids here (if I had any). There's something special going on at this school, and I consider myself lucky to be a part of it.