I am in my 17th year of teaching. Sixteen of those years have been with Elgin and one year at Warren Local Schools in Vincent, OH near Marietta. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. In 2002, I earned my Master of Music degree, also from EKU. While working on my master degree, I served as the graduate assistant for orchestra and band. Additionally, I taught part-time Choir and Band for grades 6-8 at St. Mark School in Richmond, KY. My wife, who is also a musician, is from Kentucky. Along with our sons, we live in Marion with our cats. We enjoy watching OSU football and Kentucky basketball.