I was born and raised in Holland, MI. I graduated from Holland Christian in 1977 and then graduated from Aquinas College with a B.A. in 1987. I worked at Herman Miller from 1980-2000. I then came to HCHS for two years before moving to HCMS in 2002 where I have been since. I married my high school sweetheart, Kristie Ribbens, in June 1980. We have three children. I love to spend time with my family and also enjoy any type of sports and collecting sports memorabilia. I believe that every job has its importance, that a clean, well-maintained building is an asset to a school system. I believe God has placed me here at the Middle School with the purpose of letting God’s love and light shine through my actions, words, and my whole being.