College and Career Counselor
Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. God blessed me with a loving family and a supportive church community throughout my childhood. From there I moved towards Philadelphia where I attended Cairn University (Philadelphia Biblical University at the time) and studied Bible and English Education. Some of my hobbies and interests include volleyball, basketball, stand-up paddle boarding, theology, traveling, podcasts, and Chick-fil-A. I currently live in Pompton Lakes with my wife and our one-year old boy, Owen.
Tell us the story of how God brought you to work at EC.
I have worked in education for the past nine years. After beginning my career as a high school teacher, I shifted my focus to college admissions. I worked as an admissions counselor at my alma mater, Cairn University, for two years before taking a job at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California. As an Academic and College Counselor at Valley Christian, I was able to support hundreds of students through their high school journey and post-secondary plans. My students went on to study and work in a variety of settings including christian colleges, ivy league schools, the military, community colleges, and trade schools. After three years in California, my wife and I decided to move back to the East Coast to be closer to family. I am excited to bring my knowledge of college admissions and career assessment to EC. It brings me incredible joy to be a resource and guide for students as they prepare for life after high school.
What sets EC apart – Why Eastern Christian?
At EC, we want to students to develop their gifts so they can act as Christ’s transforming agents in a global society. Because of the love and encouragement of the faculty and staff, EC is graduating students of character who truly are changing the world for Christ.
My role at EC is to help students to identify their gifts and prepare for the next steps in their journey. Post-secondary planning can be a stressful process for high school students, but it can also be incredibly transformational. As students look towards the future, I will remind them not to be anxious, but to pray. I will encourage them to wrestle with their future plans, but will also remind them to love the people right in front of them. If students learn to lean on God during this process, they will be better equipped to be change agents in whatever context they pursue.