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. The 2021-22 academic year finds me having come home, as I am teaching at Gillett High School after having spent the last eleven years at Luxemburg-Casco High School, and the seventeen prior years in the Green Bay Area Public Schools, fifteen of those at Green Bay West High School.
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.