I have been teaching in Liberal, KS since the fall of 2009. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in K-12 Music Education in 2009. As a music education major I am required to learn all of the band and orchestra instruments but the instrument I studied most closely during college was the tuba. I love performing on the tuba and plan on playing it for the rest of my life. During college I performed in the university's best band, the Wind Ensemble, the University Symphony Orchestra, the Pride of the Rockies Marching Band and many small chamber groups. The most memorable performing opportunity I had in college was when I went to Cincinatti, OH for the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference. I competed and performed with the UNC tuba quartet at the renowned get together of tuba and euphonium players from around the world.
I have enjoyed my stay in Liberal, KS so far. I am married to Shelley Tiedeman and you can find her as the Assistant Principal at Sunflower Intermediate. Before entering the world of administration, she taught a variety of upper level Math classes at Liberal High School. We have a beautiful home and wonderful family. We have two dogs (Millie and Baxter) that always keep us on our toes. We have two children. Harmony(10-4-11) has an infectous personality. Owen(12-21-13) is a wild man. He is quite the climber and is always getting into something. I am always looking forward to the new adventures I face as a Dad.
Some of my hobbies include golf, NASCAR, yardwork, food and playing games on my Xbox One. I have been a die hard fan of a few different teams and they are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indiana Hoosiers, Indiana Pacers and the #78 car driven by Martin Truex Jr.