•  I was born and have lived in Manhattan all of my life. After graduating from Manhattan in 1992, I attended MSU and received my bachelors degree in social studies in 1997. While attending Montana State, I met and married Shelley Westra. Shelley and I have two daughters, Paige and Aubrey.  This 2016-2017 school year marks my nineteenth year as a teacher at Manhattan.  Hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family are my favorite pastimes.