I have taught children, young adults, and adults in professional settings across a variety of settings.
Everyone has individual learning preferences - effective teaching, just like leadership, requires you to adapt to the people you are teaching or leading.
- Graduate, Magna Cum Laude - Phi Beta Kappa - Leadership Davidson Program - Member of Psi Chi, International Honor Society of Psychology - Davidson College Presidential Scholar '15 - Valedictorian of St. Benedict's Prep Class of 2011 - Saint Benedict’s Prep Headmaster’s Award Class of 2011 - National Honor Society Saint Benedict’s Prep Chapter (2008-2011)
High School Diploma - St. Benedict's Preparatory School Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Davidson College
First, I’m a follower of Jesus. This is the foundation for everything I do. I believe I’m on this earth to love and serve others, just as Jesus did – to use the talents and abilities God has given me to help as many people as possible. I’m not perfect, and I don’t have to be. But I get to try to be like Jesus more and more every day. I love and respect people of all faiths and beliefs and try my best to treat everyone with the same love that God has for me. The more I experience life, the more clearly I see the truth of God’s love. Second, I am a husband to my beautiful wife, Dana. We started dating at the end of senior year of high school, did 4 years of long distance throughout college (Dana was in Maryland and I was in North Carolina). We got engaged shortly after graduating and got married in the summer of 2016. She is the most loving person I know and my best friend. Next, I’m an entrepreneur. Ever since elementary school, I had business ideas formulating in my head. In middle school, I sold candy to classmates to be able to buy my own pair of basketball shoes. I’ve always pictured myself running my own business and I was fortunate enough to learn the value of hard work at an early age. Right now, I am building the foundation of my business with the ultimate goals of helping others and achieving the freedom to be able to spend more time with my wife and future kids. I’m an internal consultant for McMaster-Carr and an external consultant for my own business, where I help medium to large-sized companies build healthy meeting cultures. Before McMaster-Carr, I studied Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Davidson College and focused on Leadership, Teamwork, and Change Management. I’m 6 months into the process of writing a book, the goal of which is to teach readers how to run effective meetings and lead a change effort to unlock the potential of meetings within their entire organization. I’m an athlete. I LOVE sports. I grew up playing all kinds of sports and currently play basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, softball and volleyball. Sports taught me discipline, the value of working well with others, and how to find joy when the going gets tough. I’ve seen the power of sports to transform lives and build bridges between people of different backgrounds and I hope to be able to play well into old age!