I earned my degree in English liberal arts from Grambling State University. I moved to Austin in 1996 and began working at Hill Country in 1998. Before that, I was a middle school teacher at Temple ISD.

What is your favorite sport?

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Writing poetry and reading comic books

What is your favorite food?

Growing up, you hoped to become a…
Truck driver

Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

What is an interesting fact about you?
I once sang jazz music downtown, I have two albums, and I’ve written two books of poetry.

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Malcolm X because his faith journey inspired my relationship with Jesus.

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because his commitment to social justice and the love of Christ.

What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
We are committed to life-long learning.

What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
I get to introduce my students to the Jesus who not only saved my life, but continues to give me life.