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. We have been married since summer of 2015. Both of us enjoy being active, traveling, and are always up to see a good movie.