My wife Tara and I live in Montgomery County North Carolina which is located centrally in the state. I grew up in Montgomery County but have made my way around the state beginning with my time in Boone North Carolina earning my undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University. During my time at ASU I studied graphic design and graduated with a BFA in graphic design. Shortly after college I lived in various locations throughout NC and came to Stanly County where I began my career with Stanly Community College as the program head for the Advertising and Graphic Design program. SCC has been an amazing institution to work at as I find myself completing my 10th year there. It's the attitude of advancement within the institution and my co workers that really encouraged me to advance my education further at the graduate level with ECU. Graphic design and the visual arts are a passion of mine that I surround myself with on a daily basis and sharing that passion through education has been an opportunity that I am very appreciative to have received. With my current experience and with the education I have received through ECU I look forward to many more years of sharing my passions in the classroom.