Hello and welcome to the Ag Center! I was born and raised in Missoula and graduated from Big Sky High School in 1985. I was part of the FFA and Ag program for four years but it wasn't until much later in life that I realized the positive impact this program had on me. I taught science for 17 years in eastern Montana but when the Ag position opened in 2008 I jumped at the chance to teach here because I wanted to be part of this amazing program again. The Ag Center is where science comes to life! In 2003 I was awarded the National Teacher of Excellence Award by the Milken Foundation because of the high test scores that my science students achieved. In 2016 I was honored to become the NAAE National Agriculture Teacher of the year. Science and agriculture are very important to me and I strive to infuse advanced science practices into the Ag curriculum wherever I can. I have a wife and four kids and together we run a small family farm on the top of Evaro Hill.