Born and raised in Santa Fe. Went to St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX to earn BA in English with minor in Studio Art.
Returned to Santa Fe where he attended St. John’s College Graduate Institute to earn the MA in Liberal Education.
Attained NM Secondary teaching license with TOEFL endorsement. Taught ESL and general math and algebra at Santa Fe Community College. Taught English in Durango, Mexico and in Galicia and the Canary Islands in Spain.