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31 years old born and raised in Muncie, Indiana. High School graduate from Wapahani High school in 2005, which is a small rural school about 20 minutes east of Muncie. Before I enrolled into college I spent many years focusing and developing my coaching career as a volleyball coach at both the high school and club levels and have coached volleyball for over 10 years. In 2010 I enlisted in the United States Air Force, at Grissom in Peru Indiana, where I continue to serve as an aircraft electrician on the KC-135 air refueler. I enrolled at Ball State University in 2013 where I received my degree in teaching in Earth, Space Science with dual minors in Geology and Environmental Geology.
Outside the classroom you will see me lead our 8th grade volleyball team this season so I will be in the gym a lot as well as hopefully working with many student groups and organizations. In my spare time I love doing anything and everything outside such as biking, running, hiking, kayaking, camping, and fishing. I look forward to bringing my passion for nature and our environment to the classroom and hope to spark the same enthusiam for the natural sciences in my students so together we can have a positive impact on the world!