I was born in Walhalla, ND and raised in Rugby, ND from 5th grade on. After graduating from Rugby in 2002, I pursued a degree in Secondary Education and Biology from NDSU, where I graduated in 2007. Before coming to Midkota in 2019 to serve as high school principal, I spent 12 years in the Dakota Prairie school district teaching high school science and coaching boys basketball and track and field. This December, I will complete my masters degree in Educational Leadership from UND. Kayla Danielson and I were married in 2016, and we welcomed our daughter, Quinn, in 2017, and our daughter, Cote, in 2019. We are grateful to be a part of the Midkota family.