I grew up in the Park Cities area of Dallas and earned my Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. After attending college, I spent the first three years of my career in San Antonio, then moved back to Austin for good in 1984. I taught journalism and coached baseball for 19 years in the public schools (John Marshall High School in San Antonio, 1981-1984, and Lanier High School in Austin, 1984-2000). I started teaching at Hill Country in 2000.
What is your favorite sport?
To coach: high school Baseball
To watch: college Football
To play: volleyball
What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Fishing, hunting, and golf
What is your favorite food?
Growing up, you hoped to become a…
Major league pitcher
Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
What is an interesting fact about you?
The summer I turned 12, I nearly drowned in the undertow in Acapulco Bay, then nearly drowned in a swollen snowmelt river in Colorado the following summer.
If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Well, we are going to meet Jesus, so I’m going to go with Greg Maddux, the Hall of Fame pitcher for the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs. I would love to sit and talk pitching with him.
What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
“Miles and Miles of Texas” by Asleep at the Wheel.
What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free! Psalm 119:32
Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
I’m going to go with my high school best friend, Eric Binion, who shared the Gospel with me, lived it out in front of me, and patiently prayed for me until I became a believer.
What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
The fact that we are, first and foremost, Christ-centered, and the incredible connection with Hill Country Bible Church.
What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
I love the students, the opportunity to speak God’s truth into their lives, and the potential we have at this school to affect America and American culture for the kingdom of God.