Lugoff-Elgin Middle School
Phone: 803-438-3591 Ext. 6044
Degrees and Certifications:
B.Sc. Earth Sciences - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo M.Sc. Geology - Washington State University PG - Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists
Hello! Welcome to 8th Grade Science at LEMS! I am excited about starting my third year of teaching. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I received a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I received an M.Sc. in Geology from Washington State University. I am a board-licensed Professional Geologist. I spent ten years as a petroleum geologist, exploring and drilling for oil in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Texas. My wife and I spent six years living in Billings, MT and four years living in Denver, CO before moving to South Carolina, my wife's home state. My wife and I have two daughters, Burgess (6) and Larkin (4). My wife, Rachel, teaches Earth Science and Chemistry at Ridge View High School. When I'm not being a husband and a dad, I enjoy automotive and bicycle maintenance and repair as well as home-roasting coffee.