I have a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Art from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. I moved to Austin in 1999 and began teaching at Hill Country in 2000. I have one Hill Country alumna, Class of 2020, and three Hill Country students, Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2025.
What is your favorite sport?
What are your hobbies?
Hunting and spending time playing and relaxing with my wife and four daughters.
What is your favorite food?
Just about anything cooked on a smoker.
Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
I don’t know that I have an all-time favorite. But I liked Max Lucado’s little trilogy collection of The Applause of Heaven, When God Whispers Your Name, and In the Grip of Grace.
What is an interesting fact about you?
My minor in college was art. My first role at Hill Country was teaching art.
If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Abraham Lincoln – he was an excellent writer, very wise, and from what I’ve read, a very good leader.
What is your favorite verse or passage of Scripture?
Philippians 2:1-11 “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct, other than the tight-knit community?
I can’t say this only happens at Hill Country, but I find it very encouraging that we’ve had a number of alumni come back over the last several years to teach and coach here – out of a desire to attempt to pour into other student’s lives the way they were poured into. I believe they all get a taste of what that’s like with our junior class-led 8th grade retreat.
What do you love about working at Hill Country?
I love the students and parents. The relationships that are formed really do last a lifetime. I thoroughly enjoy seeing alumni and their parents come back for events and to visit. My daughters currently babysit for some of our alumni who now have families of their own, and I think that’s pretty awesome.