- 2001 Graduate of Port Hope High School
- 2005 Graduate of Michigan State University with Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Geosciences
- 2014 Graduate of University of Massachusetts Lowel with Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Teaching Science
- Currently taking classes at MSU to enhance agriculture certification
- Grew up on a dairy farm.
- Had a marginally successful vegetable garden this year.
- Has a rock collection and a Brittany spaniel named George.