I was born and raised in Texas.  I grew up in Dallas with a short stint in East Texas.  I met my beautiful wife Kristin at Texas A&M and was married in June of 2005 just after graduating from Texas A&M.  We immediately moved to Denver, Colorado where we spent the next 5 years.  We then moved back to Dallas in the summer of 2010 for me to begin my graduate work at UT Dallas. Upon graduation we moved to Waco, TX where I started my post-graduate career in academia at Baylor University. We have 4 wonderful little girls; Elyse, June, Liza and Hazel. 

I enjoy all things outdoors including cycling, both mountain and road, snowboarding, hiking, camping, fishing, basketball, volleyball, and cooking. Obviously these are done when time permits and occur less frequently as my career and family grow.