XC and Track and Field Coach — SEMO
Explain your career path
Taught in St. Charles, came back for my masters and taught at Cape Junior High, had an opportunity to work at the university in the track and field program and have been here ever since.
What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?
Education (industrial tech and math). My parents are both lifetime educators and I enjoy trying to positively affect the world around me.
Why did you choose to attend Southeast?
Great program for my major, proximity to home, track and field program.
Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?
Danny Rees, plumber for facilities management, but more importantly to me, my boxing and life coach. Doug Koch, professor in industrial education and the reason I stuck with education.
Share your best college memory.
My professors. Mr. Koch, Dr. Wang, Dr. Downey, Dr. Ray, Dr. Roberts, Ms. Talbut, Dr. Ragu. Some I am certainly forgetting right now.
If you were in Greek Life, the Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it impacted you.
I'll let you know in 10 years.
What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?
All that math, ha
Describe Southeast in three words.
My adult home
What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?
Job shadow, intern, work for free, get your name out there and don't expect to be handed anything.