A Colorado native that attended Metropolitan State University for his Bachelor’s degree, the University of Phoenix for his Master’s degree in education, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Colorado at Denver studying education. He works at The Manual High School in Denver Colorado as a social studies teacher, teacher-leader, and is an adjunct professor for Colorado College in their Education department. He was a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Teacher Advisory Council from 2014-2016, and is currently a member of the National Geographic Teacher Advisory Council. He is a dream chaser, reader, runner, lover of history, music, and junk food. A quote that sums up his teaching philosophy is, “Of all of our studies, History is best qualified for our research” Malcolm X.