Originally from Decatur, I graduated from Austin High School in 2005. I then attended Jacksonville State on a baseball scholarship graduating with my bachelor's degree in 2010 and my master's degree in 2011. Now entering my eighth year in education and my second at Sparkman Middle School, I have taught World and US History, Economics, Government, Civics, and Geography and coached baseball at a handful of schools across the state of Alabama. I'm also entering my second year as a professional development instructor for the Alabama A+ College Ready program. My wife, Stefanie, is a nurse in Madison and we have two dogs, Belle and Pete.