Phone: (803) 438-7414
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering Masters Degree in Special Education
I am currently in my 4th stint here at Stover Middle School. Over the years, I have taught Math, Electricity, Agricultural Science, Special Education, and have served as a guidance counselor. Schools I have been at include: Keenan High School, Applied Technology Education Campus, Leslie M. Stover Middle, Great Falls High School. South Carolina Virtual Charter School, WG Sanders Middle School, Crestwood High School, Lugoff Elgin High School, and The Center for Advanced Technical Studies. Along the way I have coached football and baseball.
I have been married for 32 years to wife Susan Smith Hellman. She attended Blaney Elementary, Lugoff Middle, and LE High School. She went on to graduate from Columbia College and is a Certified Public Accountant and owns her own business here in Elgin. All three of my children attended Blaney/Doby's Mill, Stover, and LEHS. My oldest, Jessica is graduate of USC and is currently a Nurse Practioner with Prisma Health here in Columbia. My middle son Alex, is a graduate of The College of Charleston and works here in Elgin with Susan S Hellman CPA. Our youngest, Zach, is a graduate of Coastal Carolina and currently lives in Washington DC and works for the State Department.
I have had many careers along my way: United States Marine Corp, Electrical Engineer, Horticultural Farmer, Construction & Real estate. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time on my boat cruising up and down the east coast with my wife.