I was born and raised in Sycamore, Illinois. When I was 18 I joined the Marine Corps, and proudly served for four years. After the Marine Corps, I moved to the Central Valley and began my education at Fresno City College. I eventually received my B.S. from Fresno Pacific University and a Masters from National University. After completing my education I became a Science teacher, and have been teaching since the 2012/2013 school year.