I spent my childhood growing up in Michigan and I still make it back there each year to visit family and friends. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, our four children, and our pets. I am a former competitive swimmer and ASCA Level II coach. For many years I coached YMCA and USA swim teams after my personal swimming career finished. Most of my summers away from teaching at the university are spent at swimming pools in Peachtree Corners, giving lessons and volunteering as a stroke/turn judge for Gwinnett County.