Adam was born and raised in Olympia, WA. He attended the University of Washington where he received a double major in Communications & Political Science. He spent three years in Chicago where he got his master's degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Adam teaches our upper level students at Morningside Academy, including content classes in history and civics. Adam has presented the ABAI conference seven times.He cherishes his time with his beautiful wife April, and his sons AJ and Avery. Adam is an avid sports fan (Go Huskies! Seahawks! Mariners! Sounders! Storm! Avalanche! and Cubs!) and spent several seasons coaching Babe Ruth Baseball. Currently, he is coaching both his sons' baseball teams. Adam also enjoys traveling (he's been to over 20 different countries, and 30 U.S. States), reading (especially political, historical fiction and nonfiction, and fantasy/science fiction), playing sports and games with his sons, swing dancing, Star Wars collecting, and fly-fishing any chance he gets.