I enlisted in the US Navy in 1994 as a Torpedoman’s Mate where I built & serviced submarine torpedoes and Tomahawk missiles. While on active duty, I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and became a commissioned officer in the Surface Warfare community (ships). After 12 years in the Navy, I separated from service and returned to my home state of Texas to become a high school Social Studies teacher. In addition to teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Government, I was the Senior Social Studies Team Leader, Head Coach of the National Champion Cheer Squad, Senior Class Sponsor, and Student Government Advisor. After moving to Nebraska, I served as the Law & Public Safety Career Pathway instructor at Grand Island Senior High where, in addition to teaching, I was responsible for advising academy teachers, administration, and district personnel on the development and implementation of curriculum and best practices in Career Technology Education (CTE).
MEd. Administration, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
MS Politics, University of Nebraska-Omaha
BA Political Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA