About Me

I’m originally from Ohio, growing up in its Appalachian region in Southeast Ohio. I graduated from Ohio University with a degree in education (’05). After teaching high school for 4 years I returned to Ohio University and graduated with a master’s degree in Political Science (’12). I recently finished my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oregon (’21).

My wife Colleen O’Hare graduated from Ohio University with undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Communication (’11) and holds a master’s degree from Clemson University in Communication (’13).

We currently live in Eugene, Oregon where we enjoy spending time together and with our son, Connor. We also spend out time watching sports (especially football), exploring Oregon’s natural beauty, and trying to keep our two cats, Henry and Oliver out of trouble!