As a teacher for the past 15 years, I've built curriculum and care around science, English, and Student Leadership. At the root of my pedagogy, I believe people who come together with a positive mindset can effect an indelible change. Around 2006 I made the decision that I wanted to change my own life severely, so I changed career paths from a lucrative Computer Science and Software Engineer at Charles Schwab, where the dollar was always in focus, to teaching, where there was a greater life focus and opportunity on leaving a legacy of strength and integrity for the generations who follow. I've always had routine and discipline in my life as a soldier and musician in the United States Army, but I've also always had passion in my life to go where I feel I can serve best, and no matter the challenge, I feel that opportunity and experience offer the best life lessons. I am proud of my life path, and continue to seek serving my community.