I am originally from a small town in Western Iowa. I initially went into the military after high school, then received my BA in Elementary Education from Upper Iowa University. This is my 4th year at South Union Elementary and my 17th year with Des Moines Public Schools. I am married with two sons who keep us busy running to soccer and different activities. My hobbies include hunting, fishing (anything in the outdoors), reading, painting, and just hanging out with my family.