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This will be my 14th year teaching science to middle school students and my third year at Summit Academy. Prior to Summit I spent 11 years at St. John the Baptist Middle School where I taught 8th Grade Science, Forensic Science, Introduction to Athletics, and 6th Grade Science. The year before I started teaching at SJBMS, I taught Biology Laboratory sections at Salt Lake Community College.

I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a degree in Microbiology (Chemistry minor) way back in the 1990s. I also earned a master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix in 2007.

My wife and I moved to Utah back in 2001 and have really grown to love living in Utah and the greater Salt Lake City area. We have two awesome daughters and two goofy Olde English Bulldogges.