I graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology Education. While earning my degree, I was afforded the opportunity to engage in a Student Teaching internship at Dunnellon High School. While there I iinterned in the subjects of Biology I and Chemistry Honors. Prior to entering the world of Academia, I was employed full time as a firefighter/EMT by Marion County Fire Rescue, where I enjoyed serving for our community.
I live in Ocala with my wife, who is a Guidance Counselor at Lake Weir Middle School, and our two dogs, Bailey and Nala. We have been happily married for 7 years now, and I couldn't imagine my life without my little family.