I am a teacher, student, son, and father. I am a volunteer fire fighter, community leader, and home owner. I teach at Quarter Mile Lane School in Bridgeton and in the Gear Up Program at Cumberland County College. I am an alumni of Rowan University. Son to Elaine and Roy (and father to Emily and Dylan), my family is proud of me and my accomplishments.
As an active member of the Gouldtown Volunteer Fire Company, I prefer to support my fellow fire fighters because fire is not a friend of mine. In 2012, I ran for public office in my township. As the top vote-getter in that election, I pledged to uphold the Constitution as I pursue positive change for the residents that I represent. I’ve lived in Cumberland County for nearly 30 years, and purchased my first home in Fairfield Township 15 years ago.
I’ve been a second grade teacher for 4 years. Before that I taught early education at the district preschool (GOFECC) for a year. I also taught 8th grade Civics at West Avenue School for a short period of time. Including my experience teaching special education in the Millville School District, I have taught for a total of ten years. Currently I am teaching middle school Civics in the Gear Up Program at Cumberland County College.
As a former employee of the State of New Jersey, I’ve held the responsibility of case worker and juvenile probation officer. I am the first in my immediate family to graduate from a four year institution with a bachelor’s degree. For this reason, my family is very proud of me and continues to support my efforts in community service.