How I got here...
I hale from Santa Clara, from the early days of Snow Canyon High. My time is spent with my wife. We enjoy the outdoors exploring the local state and national parks. Camping = Happy. We got married in early 2008 and enjoy being foster parents to those in need, 6 kids so far in 4+ years. Each has changed our lives forever. Our first born child came in Feb 2018. I attended Dixie State, initially receiving a Bachelor of Science in Comp. Info. Tech. (2009), then a Secondary Teaching License (2011). I lived at Dixie State for the better part of the last decade. I completed a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in Texas in February 2016.
In 2007 I helped start Innovation Simple Inc., a web design and internet marketing company here in
St George. I specialized in management, web design, graphic design, logo design and print design. The company is still a thriving business and a great place to find an honest web design and marketing team.
I am a huge BYU Cougars fan, I did my student teaching at Pine View High School in the Spring of 2011.
"I teach because I realize that some kids are just one inspired conversation away from greatness. I might be that conversation." - Anonymous Kansas City Teacher
What keeps me ticking
Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball
Sports Teams: BYU Football & Basketball, Mariners & Yankees, The Lebrons
Technology: Web Development, Web Design, Graphic Design, Photography...
Arts: Painting, Drawing, Plays, Music
Outdoors: Zion NP, Snow Canyon Park, Camping, Hiking, Traveling, Rifle & Pistol Shooting, Kayaking
Movies: Star Wars. Dumb & Dumber, Radio, King Arthur, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, First Knight, The Road to El Dorado, Marvel, Despicable Me, Remember the Titans, How to Train your Dragon.
Music: Savage Garden, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Weezer, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Fall Out Boy. Pretty much Alternative Rock and a hint of Country. 80s-00s.
Food: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn on the Cob, Snickers, Andes Mints, Pistachios, Aussie Red Licorice, Movie Theatre Popcorn
I have been to or lived in: Germany, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, Denmark, Austria and 19 U.S. States (see map to the left).
Fun Facts: Diabetics count carbs not sugar. Ignorance isn't bliss, its ignorance. Tolerance is about accepting that others don't agree with your views, intolerance is claiming that others are evil because of their views. Racism and Stereotyping are different things...Bullying is for Cowards!