I graduated from Calvin College with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Religion. After graduating from Calvin, I taught for five years in St. Louis, Missouri where I earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Maryville University. I have been teaching math courses and coaching basketball since moving back to Grand Rapids in 1999. I have been married to my wife Laura since 1995. Together we have three children – Jake, Sam, and Josie. We love hanging out together and being active/exercising, water-skiing, playing/watching sports. We also enjoy lots of reading.