I grew up near St. Louis, Missouri, and first encountered philosophy in high school. While I originally went to college to study history and political science, I rediscovered philosophy at Lindenwood University and decided to change majors to study philosophy and history instead. My original plan was to go to law school, but upon graduating with my B.A. I still had a passion for philosophy, so I chose to continue to pursue philosophical study in the M.A. program at Loyola Marymount University. After graduating with my Master’s I taught philosophy as an adjunct instructor for a year at Loyola Marymount University, and then returned to my hometown where I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University. I am currently an assistant professor of philosophy at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

In my free time, I enjoy most outdoors activities, especially hiking, rock climbing, and cycling. I also have a great love for music (particularly classical, blues, and folk) and literature (among my favorites are J.R.R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Fyodor Dostoevsky).