Prior to my life teaching robotics at TJ I was an English teacher for 10 years (2 at Rishel Middle School and 8 here at TJ). In my past life I have worked as a line-cook, a construction worker, a pyro-technician, a machinist, managed a tattoo parlor, worked as a roadie, and much more. While many of these jobs have been exciting and financially lucrative none have been as rewarding as the profession of teaching. In my spare time I work on motorcycles, my 1956 Chevy pick-up, spend time with my wife (of five years) and my three dogs. I enjoy camping, hunting, reading, fishing and working with my hands.