I was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., on Nov. 21, 1968, and grew up on a farm in Doddridge County. I graduated from Doddridge County High School in 1987, at which time I joined the U.S. Navy. I served in the U.S. Navy for eight years. After completing my Navy obligation, I attended Fairmont State College, receiving my B.S. in chemistry in 2000. I then attended the University of Kentucky receiving my M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science. I taught physical science at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky., and now I am the general chemistry lab coordinator and in charge of coordinating instrument maintenance for the chemistry department at Fairmont State University.
That it is possible to love coming to work each day and truly enjoy your job.
I teach only labs and the students like being able to see the principles that they are learning about in class applied to experiments in the lab.