I was raised on a farm in Oklahoma, where our family raised horses and cattle. Throughout childhood and into high school my family instilled in me the value of hard work, respect, and accountability. I have always been grateful for this.
Upon completion of high school I joined the United States Air Force and served in Law Enforcement. During my 4 year active duty stint I was fortunate enough to travel throughout Europe and play competitive basketball. After 15 years, 11 in the Air Force Reserves I put my wings away.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and went to work in finance. My finance career led to many exciting opportunities. I was hired by Associates First Capital to turn around failing consumer finance branches. After that I stepped into the big leagues and joined Fremont Investment & Loan where I served as a Wholesale Banking Lender. My last stop in finance was with Bear Stearns as a Wholesale Wall Street Lender. During these years I married my beautiful wife and had two wonderful sons. We accumulated multiple properties and held the moniker of landlord.
When the markets crashed in 2008 I made a life changing decision to get into education, and have loved teaching at San Tan Foothills High School ever since. I received my Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. I teach Business Management and am the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Advisor.
The game of basketball that I fell in love with as a high school student and honed in the Air Force provides a platform of knowledge and understanding that I draw from as I serve as the Sabercat’s Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.
In closing, I am one of only 2 original faculty members who opened STFHS those many years ago. I am proud to say we are indeed making San Tan Foothills a place for greatness.