After a formative summer job working at the YMCA in my hometown of Saginaw, I chose to pursue education as a career because I find great fulfillment and purpose in working with young people as they learn about who God has created them to be and how He desires for them to live. I have loved my experiences as a biology teacher, coach, and administrator in Christian schools and believe deeply in the mission of South Christian. I am a graduate of both Calvin University and Grand Valley State University with degrees in Secondary Education and Educational Leadership. My wife, Abbie, and I live in Byron Center with our boys Harrison and Fletcher.