In addition to being an author, I'm a father, a teacher and scholar, and a concerned citizen of a nation yet to achieve its potential. I'm a proud alum of St. Norbert College, and I earned both my MA and Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Fall 2019 marks the beginning of my 27th year in teaching, my tenth year at Luxemburg-Casco High School, and my affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's CCIHS Program.
My work, both creative and academic, has appeared in a variety of publications ranging from The Journal of Popular Culture and Contemporary Literary Criticism to Elysian Fields Quarterly and Peninsula Pulse, among others. My debut novel, The Meadow, is a work of historical fiction addressing moral injury and its effects. The Meadow, published by Peregrino Press, debuted April 27, 2018. My first book, The Wide Turn Toward Home is a baseball-themed collection of seven short stories and the eponymous novella; it explores hopes, dreams, and their consequences and was published in 2008.
My daughter and I make our home in Northeast Wisconsin.