I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Henderson State University in 2011. I was both a Chemistry and Writing tutor during my college years, and formed and developed many of my teaching methods during that time. During my student-teaching, I was recognized as an honorable mention for the best intern teacher.
I began my teaching career at Gary E. Cobb Middle School in Arkansas, where I taught 7-8 Social Studies and coached Quiz Bowl for three years. We were designated as a "Top 25" Middle School in Arkansas in 2014 and were 3A Regional Champs in Quiz Bowl in 2015. I also began my graduate History work during this time and was nominated for the Bennie Walthall Award for the best graduate history paper.
After re-locating to Houston in 2015, I worked for a non-profit to design and establish an educational program for homeless inner city youth. I tutored in all subject matter content and worked to instill a love for learning. I also worked with the HUD housing program to help both adults and young adults obtain housing.
In 2017, I accepted a job at the Fort Bend Women's Center, where I implemented an education program that saw its Domestic Violence awareness reach grow from 0 to 3,000 individuals in its first year. I worked very closely with Fort Bend ISD's Leadership 102 and Youth In Philanthropy programs, as well as many others. I conducted trainings at many schools including Fort Bend ISD's Marshall, WIllow Ridge, Bush, Elkins, and Clements. Other partnerships I developed included Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston- Galveston, Parks Youth Ranch, Texas State Technical College, and the University of Houston - University Campus.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife Melanie and my two dogs. I love watching the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Astros. Other interests include: reading, going to church, playing golf, audio engineering, and chess.