I am very excited to be here in Alaska and be the new Cross-Categorical SPED Aide here at Crawford Elementary. I am happily married to my wife of 15 years, and we have three beautiful children ranging from 17 to 8 years old. After high school, I served in the Army for 10 years as 11B in the Infantry. During my time with the Army, I spent two tours in Afghanistan, spent several TDYs in training locations, and finished my time with them as an NCOIC in the National Guard. After the Army, my wife and children and I moved back to our hometown in Georgia while my wife began her enlistment in the Airforce. I progressed through some college towards my Associates degree, and became a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutritionist. I have held various jobs in many different fields over the years; however, this is my first job in education. I am excited about starting a new journey here at Crawford!