I have been a Roanoke resident since birth. So far, I have never traveled anywhere that compares to the wonderful lifestyle that the Roanoke Valley offers. Because of this, my wife and I decided to stay in the Roanoke Valley once we were married. We have two sons named Greyson “Grey” and Lawson and two daughters named Addison “Addie” and Ellason “Ella”.
Education and Career
Growing up, I attended Roanoke City Public Schools. After graduating from Patrick Henry High School, I pursued my undergraduate degree at Roanoke College. There I received a B.A. in Fine Art that was accompanied by a Marketing Concentration. Through college, I worked as a freelance graphic designer and as a designer in the college’s Publications Office. Directly after college, I went to work for The Roanoke Times as a graphic designer in their advertising department for five years. While working as a graphic designer, I began to pursue my teaching career. I enrolled through the University of Virginia, where I received my M. Ed. in Elementary Education, providing me with a PreK-6 Virginia teaching endorsement. I am also state licensed to teach K-12 art. This is my ninth year teaching third grade at Crystal Spring.
Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy many different activities. However, my background in the arts consumes a large amount of my free time, especially with graphic design. In addition, I am a do-it-yourself kind of guy. I enjoy building, demolishing, and rebuilding just about anything around the house. I also like to do carpentry work, ride my mountain bike, swim in my pool, spend time outside with my family, and take my Jeep Wrangler out for a spin. Yes, I have to admit, I do collect die-cast character cars from the Disney/Pixar movies Cars and Planes. It is an addicting hobby that I share with my oldest son. I also still have quite a few vintage lego sets from my childhood.