After earning a degree in Exercise & Sport Science from the University of Utah, I began coaching basketball at the high school level. I then decided to go back and get my teaching credential, so I could teach and coach. I began teaching at a charter school in California in 2003. Over the past 17 years, I have taught Math, PE, and Health. In California, Utah, and Tennessee. During that time I have also coached basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, cross country, track, and lacrosse.