TJ moved to Crestone in 2015 to work at CCS. Before moving here TJ worked in the Sheridan School District teaching high school Science classes for one year. TJ began his teaching career in Louisville KY in 2006, teaching middle school science there for 8 years. TJ graduated from Ball State University in 2002 with a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. After working two years in the tech. industry he returned to Ball State in 2004 to begin a licensure program for Earth and Space Education. TJ completed his MAED program in Teacher Leadership in 2012 at Bellarmine University. TJ believes that learning is powerful when the motivation behind it is intrinsic, that all people require continuous character education, and that CCS is far and away the nicest place he's ever worked.