I was born and raised in the small town of Salmon, Idaho. My father was a logger and my mother was a stay at home mother. I am the youngest of three. After graduating from High School in 1977, I came to Boise and attended Boise State University for Collision Repair. After graduating in 1978 with my Auto Body degree, I worked for various Auto Body shops in the winter and worked construction in the summer around the Salmon area.
In September 1981, I married the love of my life, Cara. We headed to Western Montana College to become teachers in January 1982. I graduated with my Bachelor's in Secondary Education in Industrial Arts in 1985.
From 1986 to 1992, we were in Rapid City, South Dakota where I taught Collision Repair at Stevens High School. In the summer of 1992 we moved to Challis, Idaho, where I taught Industrial Technology for two years and then went to work for Thompson Creek Mine for two years.
From 1996-2004, I was the Transportation Director for Challis Joint School District where I took care of all the district busses and automobiles. I also owned and operated my own body shop during those eight years.
In August of 2004, I went to work for Boise School District teaching Collision Repair.
Since 2006, I have taught here at Eagle Middle School, I have had the opportunity to teach Keyboarding for 6th grade, and Pre Engineering for 7th and 8th grades.
I enjoy teaching and hope to share some of my knowledge with each and every student that passes through my classroom.
My wife Cara is a Kindergarten teacher with the Vallivue school district. We have been married for 36 years, we have three children and eight grandchildren. All of our children live either in the Treasure Valley or the Magic Valley areas. We enjoy watching our grandchildren grow and having them over to Grandmas and Grandpas house.
I enjoy fishing for steelhead & salmon, snowmobiling, ATV riding and just being outdoors in my spare time.