I grew up in Willard, MO showing livestock across the nation. My first job at the age of 16 was working in the Lawn and Garden Department of Sutherland Lumber Company, here in Springfield, MO. I graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Agriculture Education and this will be my 13th year of teaching.
Over the years, I have served multiple terms as an area and district officer for the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, as well as, numerous committees.
My favorite part of the job is getting to pass on my passion of agriculture to others, while working with one of my former Agriculture Educators, Mr. Rob Flatness.