I grew up in the small town of Berry, AL where I roamed the woods and creeks surrounding our house and fell in love with being outside. After high school, I attending the University of Alabama and finished my degree in early childhood and elementary education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. For seven years, I taught fifth grade at Avondale Elementary school where I first began using farming as a way to educate. I then transitioned to Woodlawn High School to take the role as High School Program Director for Jones Valley Teaching Farm where I taught environmental science as well as developed and oversaw the programing and growing at our two acre sustainable behind the high school for four years. As part of this program, I ran an internship with high school juniors and seniors growing and selling produce to the surrounding community while cultivating curiosity, hard work, and self sufficiency. What drew me to Camp was the overall beauty and peacefulness of the land as well as the opportunity to live and work amongst a community of caring individuals with like minded goals as well as continue to work with students to understand how amazing the world around us is. My wife, Julie, and I have been married nine years and have three children, Samuel (5), Betsy (3), and Susanna (1). I'm really really psyched about learning, climbing, exploring with my family, and getting my hands dirty in southern soil.