I am a 1998 graduate of Skyline High School. In the fall of 1998 I attended State Fair Community College and received my Associates of Arts Degree in 2001. In the fall of 2001 I attended SMSU, now MSU, and graduated with my Agriculture Education Degree in the spring of 2003. While at SMSU I met my beautiful wife, Stephanie. We were married that summer and, I also began my first job teaching at Chadwick High School. I taught there for three years and then took a job at Carl Junction High School for one year. After that, I had the opportunity to move closer to home with a teaching job at Buffalo. I taught there for nine years. This is my fourteenth year in education. I am very excited to be back home so my four kids can attend Skyline and grow up on the farm too.