Degrees and Certifications:
Class 4C - Career and Technical Educator License with Endorsements: 18S AB Agriculture Business 5-12 18S AM Agriculture Mechanics 5-12 18S AH Horticulture 5-12 18S LP Livestock Production 5-12
Originally from Pennsylvania, I made Big Sky Country my home 12 years ago. I am married to Lee and have 4 little ones: Andrew (9 years in Heaven), Skye (8), Cecelia (4) and Grayce (2). We all like to stay busy enjoying the outdoors!
I own The Shoppes at Peifer's General Store and Bittersweet Hideout and Coffee Shack in Sidney.
This is my 2nd year as the Sidney Agricultural Education teacher. I have enjoyed teaching Horticulture I, Agricultural Education I and Small Engines my first year. This school year we are adding a few other class options and look forward to expanding the department even further.
I am currently on the School Board at Rau Elementary in Richland County since 2016 and the Chair since 2019. I enjoy being involved with the policies and compliance of the school as well as ensuring the children get a proper education. I am dedicated to the staff and can fully appreciate the struggles and advances that they face on a daily basis. My oldest daughter currently attends there and the two others will join her soon!
Teaching Ag Education was an early on career goal but was side lined by "life". I never thought 20 some years later, I would be in Montana, teaching Ag Ed!