TJ is thrilled to be part of the HOPE team. He taught elementary physical education in the Mesa District for the past 33 years and helped develop the curriculum "Dynamic Physical Education" by Dr. Robert Pangrazi. TJ always prayed before he hung up the tennis shoes that God would give him an opportunity to teach in a place that calls Jesus Lord.
TJ attended the Mesa Public schools growing up and met and married his Mesa High School sweetheart, Doris. They have raised 5 children and have 12 grand children. He attended ASU and graduated with a degree in physical education with an endorsement to teach all grade levels, K-12, and received his Masters degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Ed.
He and his family attend Redemption Gilbert Church and partner with the Foster and Adopt support group there.