I have two years of teaching experience, both at the University of Kansas, where I taught a freshman Atmospheric Science Lab. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in General Meteorology. I followed that up with two years in the KU Geography department pursuing a not completed Master's in Physical Geography. Due to my love of teaching I switched over to the School of Education at KU where I was certified to teach secondary Physics and Earth and Space Science in the Spring of 2012 and completed a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013. Aside from teaching I have worked in Geographic Information Systems, banking, movie theater management, and as a pharmaceutical technician. I have been the head bowling coach here at Topeka High since the 2013-2014 school year, and became the assistant boys tennis coach during the 2014-2015 school year. I am so excited to be involved with coaching some of my favorite pursuits outside of the classroom.
I make my home in nearby Lawrence, where I have lived my entire life. My beautiful wife Lillian and I have no human children, only a couple of "practice children": a black lab mix, Scarlette, and a regular old cat named Bubba. I enjoy participating in cycling, tennis, bowling, and soccer, and watching almost any sport as long as its a local team (My favorites being KU basketball, the Kansas City Royals, and Sporting Kansas City). I was lucky enough to regularly attend KU basketball games, so seeing those in person or on TV is definitely my favorite. I also enjoy building furniture, playing guitar, watching TV and movies, and attending concerts. I'm very excited to be a part of the Topeka High School family.