Graduate of Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado

Graduate of Auburn University with a BSc in Aquaculture Production/Fisheries Management

Graduate of Auburn University with a MSc in Water Chemistry

Graduate of Auburn University with a MEd in Science Education



 I grew up in the hills outside of Denver, Colorado. While in my mid-twenties I moved to a small island near Ft. Myers, FL, and became involved in the seafood industry. Around the age of 30 I decided to attend college and started full-time at age 32. The world-renowned fisheries/aquaculture program at Auburn University led my family and myself to Alabama. After finishing my BSc I stayed on for a MSc with Dr. Claude Boyd, where my research involved manipulation of water quality parameters and their effect on catfish production. I then took a job with the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center (AUMERC) in Mobile, AL. My work there included shrimp, oyster, and baitfish culturing in Mobile Bay and surrounding waters. It was at this time that I started going into schools talking with students about water-related environmental issues. I had such a good time working with the students that I decided to return to Auburn and pursue a Master of Education degree.


I have taught in Opelika City Schools, Macon County Schools, consulted with Tuskegee University and Auburn University, and have now found a home at LHS and Lee County Schools where I plan on staying for the foreseeable future.