University of West Florida
BS Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science
Tell us about your family.
I am the third child of four children in my family. My parents live in Jacksonville, Florida, near the beach. My wife, Joy, and I were recently married. Together, we have 17 brothers, sisters, and in-laws. This year, two babies will be born, one on each side of our family.
Who was an influential teacher for you, and why?
Mr. Starkweather, my high school chemistry teacher, was my most influential teacher. He was the most strict person I have ever known, even through military training and growing up in a strictly regimented home.
What are your interests outside of work?
I enjoy outdoor activity of nearly any sort. I enjoy playing soccer, basketball, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, and disc golf. I have played soccer on three continents! I also enjoy cycling, swimming, kayaking, and running.