I am a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor of Science in biology. I earned a Master of Science in biology from Bowling Green State University. I worked for several years in the industrial chemical industry, maintaining large quantities of chemicals in clients’ manufacturing facilities. I returned to school in a transition to teaching program and became certified to teach middle school science and high school biology and chemistry. I worked as an adjunct at Schoolcraft College from 2006-2013. I also worked in the biology and chemistry labs from 2008-2011. I was a temporary full-time instructor before I became a full time instructor in at Schoolcraft in 2013. On campus, I have been involved in the AAUW Girls in STEM program, the AAUW-Northville Career Path Day for middle school girls, Middle School College Night on the Schoolcraft campus, and I am currently involved in the Galileo Teacher Leadership program. I am a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Wildflower Association of Michigan. I am married with twin daughters. I coach volleyball and I am a Girl Scout troop leader, in addition to volunteering my time at St. James in Novi.