I grew up in Salem, South Dakota where I graduated from McCook Central High School. The teachers I had growing up inspired me to become a teacher myself. I briefly played college basketball at Dakota Wesleyan before transferring to Dakota State to focus on academics.
I also coach junior high basketball at Tri-Valley and it is something I have loved from the first day. Basketball has always been a passion of mine and coaching is a great outlet for me to share some of my knowledge and connect with students.
I have a Mini-Australian Shepard named Penny. He occupies a majority of my free time outside of school and work.
Some organizations I am a part of now or have been involved with in the past include: