I have had the great opportunity to teach TK students since 2014 when I was first hired as a third grade teacher at Lee Elementary. It wasn't until the 2019-2020 school year that I made the move up to the middle school, where I am currently teaching 8th grade math. The Thornapple Kellogg School District has been an influential factor for the majority of my life. I grew up in TK schools and graduated in 2008. Even while earning my Elementary Education degree from Grand Valley in 2010, I had the opportunity to start coaching TK's 9th grade boys basketball team. Recently, I have started coaching the varsity team. Coaching is one of my favorite things to do with my time. Above that, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and son, Ezra. We have been married since summer of 2015. Both of us enjoy being active, traveling, and are always up to see a good movie.