I was born and raised in Fall River, an old mill town with lots of pride in southeastern Massachusetts. I stumbled upon philosophy while pursuing a B.A. in Psychology at Bridgewater State University and never looked back. In 2009 I moved to Pullman, Washington to pursue my M.A. in Philosophy. Since graduating from Washington State University in August of 2011 I have lived beside the beautiful Canadian Rockies while I completed my doctorate degree at the University of Calgary; I passed my Ph.D. oral examination in Calgary on May 29, 2018. I have also had the opportunity to teach while pursuing my studies and have taught 10 philosophy courses in all at three different institutions (at the University of Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and online at Bristol Community College). When I am not doing philosophy I enjoy spending time with the little people in my life (pictured with me on the right is my son Benji (little guy) and stepson Jordan (the slightly bigger guy)), hiking (that's me climbing Mt. St. Helens in the foreground on the left), traveling, weight training, tweeting, listening to music, throwing the frisbee, watching movies, and taking photos. Feel free to click on the tabs above to find out more about my research, the talks I have given, the things I have published, the courses I have taught, and my future academic plans and ongoing projects.