I grew up in the town of Palmyra in Western New York. I graduated from the University of Clarion, Pennsylvania in 1996 with my bachelor’s degree and in 2010 from the University of Wilmington with my master’s degree. My wife, Juli, and I have three children, Jenna, Jaeli, and Jake. I am the sponsor of the Lake Forest History Club. I enjoy weight lifting and rugby. My family and I enjoy driving out on the beach if we’re not at a soccer match, field hockey game, or wrestling tournament. My advice to students is to laugh every day.