I am originally from Troy, Illinois. I currently live in Nashville, Il. I graduated from Triad High School in 2000. While in high school I was a member of the National Honor Society, Knights Council, and the Business Club. I played basketball, hockey, and track. After graduating high school I attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and was a member of the track team. I was an All Conference Hammer thrower and former school record holder in the hammer at SIUE. I graduated from SIUE in December of 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. I was a substitute teacher and Driver Education teacher in the Triad School district until 2007. While working there I was a High School track coach and the Head Middle School track coach. In 2007 I started my tenure with the Collinsville School District. I am also a Driver Education teacher at Collinsville High School. I am the assistant track coach at CHS, I coach the throwing events. In 2009 I married my high school girlfriend of 10 years, Valerie. My wife is also a teacher, she teaches health at Murphysboro Middle School. In 2011 we celebrated the birth of our first child, Claire! In 2015 we had our second daughter, Makenna! I am a huge St. Louis Blues fan and I attend almost every home game. I also used to race stock cars on the weekend in the summers!
My feature win.