I’m a father, husband, lifelong learner, and educator from Charleston, South Carolina with an educator’s license from Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and my Master of Arts in Teaching from the College of Charleston. I learned Italian while studying architecture in Rome, and Spanish while teaching English Language Arts and coaching soccer as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.
Whether coaching 8-year-old footballers as a high school sophomore, tutoring underprivileged kids as a college freshman, directing community service projects abroad as an expedition leader, or serving as a docent at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture while in grad school, I’ve always endeavored to make my communities more beautiful and beneficial than when I inherited them. To paraphrase Thomas Paine, the world is my country, all humankind are my family, and to do good is my religion.