I was born in Traverse City, Michigan and lived in "The Cherry Capital of the World" until the age of 20. I deployed three times over my six years of service in the United States Marine Corps. I eventually found my way to Colorado in 2012 and have been pursuing a degree in physical education K-12 at the University of Northern Colorado. I chose this career path because I am passionate about helping children gain confidence and team building skills. Most importantly, I want to inspire students to share my appreciation for lifelong physical activity and promote healthy lifestyles. In my free time, I enjoy helping others, mountain biking, gardening, and playing sled hockey.