I am a coach's kid, so I grew up all over West Texas, but my family finally settled down in Abilene where I graduated from Abilene High in 1997. I completed my BBA in General Business at Texas Tech University in 2001. During my time at TTU I received the International Scholarship for Study Abroad and spent one of my last semesters studying International Marketing and Business Communications in London.
I have worked as a freelance graphic designer, photographer and marketing consultant since 1997. In 2004 I joined Parks Printing Co. in Lubbock, Texas, starting as a print salesman and ending my time there in 2011 as VP of Marketing.
I launched my own design, marketing and print brokerage, Print Ingine, in 2008 and moved my company to Abilene in 2011. Print Ingine merged with Ad Venture Marketing in September 2014, where I served as the Creative Director until August 2016.
In August 2016 I started a new journey, a great adventure - I became a 5th Grade Teacher! Coming from a teaching / coaching family, I had always thought about becoming a teacher, it just took me a while to actually get to the classroom and I absolutely love it!
Although during the school year, a majority of my time and focus is centered around a group of amazing 5th graders, teaching them math and science - I still love graphic design and photography and I continue to work with clients throughout the year.
I currently live in Abilene, Texas with my wife, Jenni, and our two sons, Luke and Ethan. When I am not in the classroom - Jenni and I work out of our creative studio, nestled in the corner of our beautiful backyard.