I am originally from California but grew up in Texas. I have been a high school teacher/tennis coach and college professor with my degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. My undergraduate degree is in English and my PhD is in Mathematics Education. I've also owned a ranch in Texas and helped my wife startup and run and organic farm. I'm also an avid tennis player and general sports person. I just finished a job in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East as Head of the Center of Excellence for Sports Technology.