I am from the little town of Fort White, Florida. I have lived in Florida all my life, growing up on a small farm. My upbringing has given me a unique view on education. I was home-schooled my entire K-12 and finished early, when I was 15. I was always taught to master something before moving on, so that I would have a strong foundation. I started college at 16 and knew from a young age that I wanted to study mathematics. Teaching is in my family blood as many generations in my family are teachers. I have loved teaching mathematics in my graduate career, and I look forward to teaching future generations of mathematicians.
My wife and I like to go to musical performances as well as stage performances whenever we can. Jasmine is an accomplished singer, pianist, and organist, and I enjoy listening to her. It is very nice to be able to relax and listen to her play.
Some other interests of mine are sports and cars. I absolutely love baseball, and I am a Red Sox fan (hopefully, this doesn’t influence people). I enjoy driving along backroads in the countryside and along the coasts. Spending a day seeing all the little nooks that people rarely see is always fun.