I am an Arizona native from Flagstaff Arizona. Growing up there was great. My Grandparents started a dairy and my dad ran it after they retired. We always had plenty of milk around for myself, my 10 brothers and sister. My first career after college was in restaurant management. I began teaching in 2003 and apply much of my private sector experience to my classroom. I am married and we have one son who lives with his family in Fort Worth, Texas. I have told him "sorry" I am never leaving Arizona.