Mr. Hoy grew up in California before joining the Air Force in 2000 and becoming a flying crew chief on the KC-135R Stratotankers. He was stationed in Mildenhall, England and Wichita, Kansas. In 2005, he moved to Alaska to attend UAF where he earned his Bachelor’s of Education by 2010. He received his Master’s of Education, Instruction and Curriculum: Integrated Teaching Through the Arts, in 2014, through Lesley University. In 2020, he completed his Master’s of Educational Leadership through UAA. Mr. Hoy was a district-wide instructional coach for five years and is thrilled to be back in the classroom. He wrote/published his first novel in 2019, and along with hiking, most extreme sports, and playing with his two little boys, Mr. Hoy loves, loves, loves to write stories.