I have a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in History from Southwest Texas State University. I moved to Austin and began working at Hill Country in 1998. I have two Hill Country alumni, Classes of 2019 and 2021, and two current Hill Country students, Classes of 2026 and 2032.

What is your favorite sport?
Boxing

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Hiking

What is your favorite food?
Hot Dog Casserole

Growing up, you hoped to become a…
Firefighter

Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

What is an interesting fact about you?
I was voted class artist my senior year in high school, and I’ve lived in Iceland.

Tell us about one of your significant accomplishments.
Marrying the love of my life. Jennifer has been the steadfast rock of our family through deployments and surgeries, keeping it all together and being an incredible wife and mother. She is by far the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Abraham Lincoln: the complexities of his life and how through that he would be the perfect leader needed for the Civil War.

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
My Padre, he is an amazing man who has had to overcome much in his life to be where he is today. A great father, role model, and friend.

What do you love about working at Hill Country?
One of the biggest things I love about Hill Country is my ability to come alongside a student during their times of success and failure. I can see a student walking down the hall during a hard day and pull them aside and pray with and for them without worrying about my job or them being chastised for it by their peers. I pray every day that my investment is eternal, and by investing in them as individuals and not just students, this prayer is attainable.