I was born and raised in Pasco, Washington. I graduated from Pasco High in 1989. I married my high-school sweetheart, Tonya. We have five boys; Joshua, Isaiah, Timmy, Simon and Gabriel. There are numerous reasons why I enjoy teaching at DeSales, but the primary reason is the joy I receive in passing on the Catholic faith. I have been active in some sort of youth ministry since high-school and I originally went to college to be a youth minister, but after much discernment I went into teaching. At DeSales I am given the opportunity to share my faith on a daily basis in class and through other various school activities.