I’ve lived in Southern California most of my life. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science at Vanguard University of Southern California.
After finishing my degree, I lived four years in Uganda, East Africa, working with
Sudanese refugees in a settlement managed by the UNHCR. It was my privilege to teach in local churches and in a pastoral training school for Catholic and Protestant leaders.
Upon returning to the States, I met and married my beautiful wife. Within our first year of marriage, we taught English under a one year contract in South Korea at Korea Nazarene University.
I completed my Master’s Degree in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills. With the support of Dr. Benjamin Mijuskovic, I completed a thesis on the history of an argument in defense of dualism as it pertains to the philosophies of Roderick M. Chisholm and Richard Swinburne.
Since 2011, I have been teaching Humanities at Citrus College. In 2013, I started working at Pasadena City College. Over the past three years, I have been developing a Humanities Online Resource for my students to supplement their text books. I hope it will further reinforce the beauty and excitement of Humanities for each one.
As a freelance writer, I have written as Christian Literature Examiner for Examiner.com and have contributed to Burnside Writers Collective, Emergent Village Voice, Sojourners and theOOZE.com. It has been a true honor to serve as Poetry Editor for Burnside Writers in 2012-2013 and an INSPYs Advisory Board Member in 2011.
I wrote a novel during Nanowrimo 2010 and recently published it under the title Convergence: A Parable. It is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most major online retailers. Click here for a free download.
In my personal life, I enjoy reading, watching movies and spending time with my family.