I grew up as a country boy near Lewiston, MN, where I attended St. John's Lutheran School during my elementary years. I graduated from Luther High School, Onalaska, WI, in 2001. From there, I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN to become a teacher.
I graduated from Martin Luther College in May of 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Studies. I was assigned to St. John's Lutheran School in Pardeeville, WI, where I taught 3rd-5th grade, and served as athletic director and coach. While working at St. John's, I fell in love with using technology in my teaching and developed a passion for it.
In 2012, I accepted a call to St. Martin's Lutheran School in Watertown, SD, to teach 5th grade and serve as the Technology Coordinator. While there, I pursued my Master's in Educational Technology (MSET) degree from Dakota State University and graduated the summer of 2017.
In 2017, I was called to Emanuel to serve as Technology Coordinator and upper grades teacher. This year I also have the privilege of serving as the Interim-Principal at Emanuel!
My wife (Kelly) and I have four children: Ethan, Eli, Ella, and Elayna. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and hunting, working on house projects, playing sports, and officiating basketball.