Biography

Childhood

I was born on April 23, 1985 in Sarasota, Florida.  I have an older sister, Jamie.  I was the model student and star athlete.  I played softball, hockey and basketball.  I enjoyed drawing, learning new things and spending time with my family.

College Years

I attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC from 2003 to 2007.  I earned an academic and athletic scholarship to play softball.  I was a standout on the softball field.  I was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Post Graduation

I began my career as a college softball coach at Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN.  I continued my coaching career for several years.  I received a job as Head Softball Coach at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.  While there, I fell in love with the great state of Texas.  I met my wife while residing in Kerrville.  Her career as a teacher inspired me to become a teacher.  

Life Changing Decisions

Like I said, I was inspired to teach.  So, I decided to leave coaching and move to Houston.  I enrolled in the Alternative Certification Program with Houston Independent School District and began my teaching career.  For two years I have been teaching 8th grade U.S. History at Clifton Middle School in HISD.  I am the Social Studies Department Chair.  

Inspired To Do More

I enjoy teaching, but the current educational environment has inspired me to do more.  I want to be in a position to make some meaningful and lasting change in education and other aspects of our Houston communities.  

Family

My parents are divorced but I still remain close to both my parents.  Family is very important to me.  My father still resides in Florida but my mother and sister live in Houston.  I live with my wife, Stacy, and my one year old son, Grayson.  We are animal lovers and have two cats and two dogs.  We own a home in Spring  in the 18th Congressional District.