I was born in Minnesota and moved to Montana when I was 6 years old, so I'm pretty much a native Montanan. I graduated from Park High School in 1996 and attended the University of Wyoming on a golf scholarship, graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in elementary education. In August of 2018, I received my business secondary endorsement from the University of Montana-Western. This is my fourth year teaching business at Park High and taught 8th grade English at Sleeping Giant Middle School for ten years prior to this.