Pronounced Mac-in-earnie

I was born and raised in South Minneapolis. After completing high school with less than stellar grades I joined the United States Navy. That experience pushed me to grow and mature, understanding that my path to success was blocked only by my lack of motivation. After leaving the Navy I work various jobs, from driving truck, to building and installing sculptures for a local artist. I continued this work throughout my college career, from MCTC to Augsburg college where I graduated Magna cum Laude. 


My belief is that I will never do for a student what they can do for themselves. My goal is help the student build independance and to foster intrinsic motivation for school and work.