I have a passion for teaching. My grandparents and parents were teachers, so it was no surprise to discover that I shared their passion. At Pacific Lutheran University, I majored in business, joining Thrivent Financial in the summer of 2008. I learned the value of those teaching genetics while meeting with clients and helping them make wise financial decisions. When not in the office, I spend time with my wife, Katie, who is a labor and delivery nurse in Everett. We have an English Springer Spaniel named Birdie. I am also a PADI Divemaster and assist in the teaching of scuba classes throughout the Puget Sound.