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About Me



I’ve attended Catholic Schools from 1st grade through 18th grade (grad school)! My first experience was at St. Francis Elementary school in Rochester.  My grandfather worked at the school.  My cousins and siblings attended and many neighbors and teachers went to church there.  My first-grade teacher was important part of my early learning and growing faith life.  I also count our 9th grade English teacher and my high school baseball coaches among my role models from those formative years.  I’ve cherished the chance to give back to Catholic Education and hope to continue adding  my piece to the faith community.  I first taught fifth grade in NE Minneapolis at Saint Pope John Paul II Catholic School (4 years) and later at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School (15 years).


Interesting Facts:


My wife, Lauren, and I were married in the summer of 2019 and welcomed our daughter, Isabelle, into the world the summer of 2020.

I have sky-dived near Owatonna for a friend’s bachelor party.

I love hiking and fishing in the Boundary Waters.

My college friends and I are on a mission to visit all 30 MLB baseball fields/stadiums.

Bob Dylan is the greatest song-writer of all-time, in my opinion.


Favorite Bible Verse:


Love in Action

9 Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  10 Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.  11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.