I grew up in Boulder, Montana, and attended Boulder Public Schools from K-12. I graduated from JHS in 1989 and in 1993 received my bachelor's degree from Western Montana College (UM-Western) with a major in biology and a history minor. My first year of teaching was in Wolf Point, Montana, where I taught life science and earth science. I also coached football and junior high basketball.
I started teaching at Jefferson High (go panthers) in 1996 where I taught both history and science. In 2006, I received my Master's in Science Education. Currently, I am teaching all life science courses. I have also coached both football and basketball at Jefferson High in previous years.
For clubs, I advise the Science Olympiad team.