I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the Mississippi River rolls by the roaring crowds of LSU’s Tiger Stadium. I attended LSU earning a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Science. I met my wife, Jeanne, there. Today we have a beautiful one-year-old daughter, Marie Elizabeth. My best moments are those spent with the two of them.
Before moving to Massachusetts for graduate school, I spent two years in the Teach for America program. I served as a middle school math and science teacher for students with learning disabilities in a low income neighborhood of my hometown.
I am an avid sports fan even though I’m not much of an athlete myself (the closest I’ve come to organized competition was leading LSU to first place in the 1998 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest – unfortunately there was no ESPN coverage of the event). My wife and I are devoted to the LSU Fightin’ Tigers, even making a special trip back to Louisiana to see them trounce Ohio State in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. Our time in Boston has led us to join the Fenway Faithful cheering on the Red Sox as well. But the greatest fan moment of all came from seeing Tracy Porter pick off Peyton Manning to secure victory in Super Bowl XLIV for our beloved New Orleans Saints. Who Dat!