In addition to supporting administrative staff, I sit at the front desk and help students with any questions they may have. Originally from Cedar Rapids Iowa, I received my B.A. from The University of Iowa in Communication Studies and Art, and my MFA from Indiana State University in drawing and painting. My wife, Sarah, and I moved back to Iowa City in 1997 and in 2000 our son, Evan, was born. We had our second son, Miles, in 2003, and for three and a half years I was lucky enough to stay home and play dad. In my spare time I still find time to draw in my sketchbooks (currently on #468), play my guitars, work on building guitars, watch a few movies, run, and coach my son's basketball teams, as well as spend time with family.