My research focused on military leadership and its impact on transitioning veterans. I am currently employed with the U.S. Army (contractor), coaching / training resilience and performance psychology for soldiers, families, and DoD civilians. I also teach a leadership course each semester at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. I have my MA in Counseling with a concentration in Sport and Health Psychology from Adler University. Before graduate school, I spent five years serving as an Infantry Officer in the USMC in various billets over multiple deployments including Fire Support Team Leader, Combined Anti-Armor Team Leader, and Infantry advisor. I graduated with a BA in Economics from Centre College while playing football. I am a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC) through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in the state of Colorado.
I believe in the relentless pursuit of knowledge and curiosity. I most strongly value humility, authenticity, and a resolute work ethic. My research interests include coaching, resilience, transformational leadership, values, application of mental skills, and veteran transitions. My fiance, Angela, and I reside in Colorado Springs.