I was born in the land of Lincoln and grew up in Kansas, Texas, and Massachusetts. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Upon graduation I was comissioned into the Air Force and flew helicopters. I spent 20 years traveling the globe and retired here in San Antonio in 1997. I completed UTSA's post baccalauriate teaching certification program in 2002 and taught 5th grade for a year at Medina Valley ISD. I taught 8th grade Science in Hondo, TX for 5 years and am beginning my sixth year at Stacey Jr./Sr. High School. I enjoy working classic and antique cars in my spare time.
I've been married for 36 years and have one son (23) who is attending college in San Antonio. I live on a 130 acre ranch located in Yancey, Texas and my extended family consists of ten cows, three horses, two donkeys, five dogs, two cats, and thirty chickens.