2021-22 will be my 12th year teaching at Mesa High, and my 16th year teaching. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked with teens through wilderness therapy programs, rehab, and Maricopa County Juvenile Detention. I have chosen this career because I love interacting with my students and I love literature and writing. I'm married to a wonderful chef, and I have a 16-year-old and a 8-year-old at home. I am a native of Arizona's White Mountain area and a graduate of Arizona State University. In my spare time I love outdoor activities like camping and backpacking.