I grew up in Anniston, AL and graduated from The Donoho School in 1988. I attended Samford University from 1988-1992 where I majored in Mathematics and minored in Religious Education. I actively participated in campus life. I was elected to serve as a representative of the student body as a student senator and spent much of my time with the Baptist Student Union, and the Baptist Student Union Choir, where I served as an accompianist for two years. At the end of my first year at Samford, I served as a student missionary through the Home Mission Board of the the Southern Baptist Convention in the great state of Hawaii.
After graduating from Samford, I moved to Texas with the idea of attending Southwestern Baptist Thoelogical Seminary to become a youth pastor. While in Texas, I worked at Foley's Department Store as a sales associate and served on staff as a pianist at First Baptist Church, Lillian, TX.
In 1994, I decided to pursue a career teaching Mathematics. I moved back to Alabama and attended UAB to complete my Master's degree in 1996. In the fall of 1996, I joined Hoover High School as a Math Teacher.
In 2007, I decided to pursue my National Board Certification. Since completing my National Board Certification, I spend much of time helping with the organization of the Hoover Math Tournament and when time permits, I travel.