- B.S. in early childhood/elementary education from Western Oregon University (2005)
- M.Ed (with a middle school math endorsement) from the University of Portland (2010)
- 16 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in Portland and West Linn, OR. I am currently in my eighth year at Willamette Primary School in West Linn where I teach fifth graders.
- I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. My wife Emily and I have an eleven year old daughter, Ellie, and an eight year old daughter, Lucy.