I grew up in the Denver area, where my father bought and assembled an early personal computer called an Ohio Scientific Challenger in 1980. Since he would not buy any games, my brothers and I had to learn to program so that we could make our own. After graduating from high school, I worked for several years as software developer, creating custom database applications for small businesses. I then decided to become a teacher and earned my English degree from Colorado State University with a minor in Secondary Education. I moved to Arizona to begin my teaching and coaching career in 1999, first teaching English at Apollo High School and then teaching Computer Science at Raymond S. Kellis High School. In January of 2014 I accepted a full time position here at EMCC.
I currently serve as the Division Chair for the Instructional Computing Division and teach a variety of coding courses, as well as CIS105. In addition to teaching, I have worked on a variety of projects for Microsoft, mainly focused on writing curriculum related to certification exam preparation.
My wife is the dance teacher at Apollo High School, and we have two daughters going to school in Peoria.
To book an appointment with me, use my Google Calendar booking page: https://tinyurl.com/MeetTimEMCC