I was raised in the Midwest--Lawrence, Kansas as well as on the East Coast- in New York City-- so I enjoy working with students from both a rural and urban background.
I have a BA in Political Science from SUNY College at Purchase and an MA in Student Personnel Services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also served for four years in the US Army as an Infantry Sergeant.
I have been married since 1990 to my wife Ann, who also works at Truman. We moved to Kirksville in 1991 and have been working at Truman ever since!
My interests include reading-(especially history and techno-thriller novels), watching TV- especially the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and advocating for animal rights and the no-kill shelter philosophy for homeless pets--especially since our animals at home are all rescues.
My favorite quote: "Feed your head!" --Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane