I am originally from western New York and a proud native of Buffalo who moved to the greater Las Vegas area in 2004. I am an original staff member of Tarkanian who had the privilege of opening Tarkanian MS in 2006. Since opening Tarkanian MS, I have worked as a scientist in the oil and gas industry, secondary science teacher, and managing a science education program at the University of Texas at Austin. I am very passionate about science education, science literacy, and careers in STEM. As a life-long learner, I completed two master's degrees at UNLV in Curriculum and Instruction - Science Education and Educational Policy and Leadership. I am proud to be a part of the Tarkanian MS team and community, and I am excited to be a part of our school's continued success. In my free time, I love to mountain bike, travel, watch college and professional sports, and spend time with my fantastic family.