I am an Avery County native and am continually in awe of the beauty of the mountains. I attended Appalachian State University and received a BS in Business Education and a MA in Instructional Technology. I have spent the last 15 years working in youth ministry in some aspect. I currently advise the FCA/UIC club at Avery High School where I also teach Business. I am currently attending Emmanuel Seminary pursing a Masters in Christian Ministry. I have two beautiful daughters who light up my life.