I started teaching Welding at Pella in 2013. I have been married for 13 years and have 3 wonderful boys. I have been welding for 16 years. I started at Vermeer and it has been an occupation I have thoroughly enjoyed. I am excited about being able to inspire the students to try out this field in their high school career. It is something they will always have with them and teach them a skill that is in high demand. I went to college at Marshalltown Community College for Small Business Practitioner. I graduated in 2007. I have also taken several classes at the Vermeer University. I also currently still work at Vermeer part time as a Welding Technician in the Weld Training Department.