I am originally from this area. After I graduated from high school, I enlisted in the Marines and spent 6.5 years serving. I did a tour in Iraq, and after finishing my service, went to college at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. There, I earned my bachelor's in mathematics education. I enjoy traveling (abroad), outdoor excercise, cooking, and playing music. At school, I've tutored for 21st century tutoring, and I enjoy helping out at the games. I like to attend the plays and concerts as well. You might even find me up on stage at a local music event or this year's talent show!