I was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Parkland High School in 1987. I went on to pursue a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Sport Management from Temple University. Continuing my educational career, I received a Master of Education from Temple University in 1996.
I was fortunate to be hired by Southern Lehigh School District in 1997 and spent five wonderful years at Lower Milford Elementary School. In 2001, I moved onto Southern Lehigh Middle School to teach science in sixth grade. Upon the new intermediate school being constructed in 2009, sixth grade moved into the new building and I've been here since.
Professionally, I was named the 2005 DaVinci Science Center Grand Master Award. I was also a member of the Boston Red Sox Organization from 1990-1994 pitching in the minor leagues. Baseball is still in my blood as I have been the Southern Lehigh Varsity Baseball Coach since 1999 and received the 2006 Colonial League and Morning Call Coach of the Year Awards.
I married my wonderful wife, Kate, in 1994 and have two children, Michael and Sara. In my time away from school and baseball, I love to be outside. We ride bikes, hiking, go to Red Sox games and spend a lot of time with my family. I've spent a lot of time on the golf course with my son as he was a member of the SL Golf team for four years. We are very involved in the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley and Manito Life Center as volunteers as my wife is the director of MLLV and Sara rides horses at Manito.