I am a Colorado native and very proud of it. I was a “computer geek” for eight years before going back to college and earning my degree in Human Development and Elementary Education from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I will be entering my fourth year in the classroom. This is my first year at STEM Lab and I can't wait to be a part of this great learning community! I believe that being an educator is my calling and my personal philosophy focuses on teaching students how to think, not what to think. I am a diehard Broncos fan and have had season tickets in my family for more than 35 years. During the summer, I enjoy backyard BBQs with my family and friends. I also enjoy the outdoors and love to hike, fish, camp and play golf. My wife, Stefanie, and I have two daughters, 11-year-old Mia and 2-year-old Preslee.