Brendan hails from a Chicago suburb and went on to get his Bachelors in Biology from Whitman College where he was also on the track and cross country team. His passion for spiders led him to a Masters in Evolutionary Biology from SDSU where he met his wife. Most recently he obtained a Masters in Education along with a math teaching credential from USD. He enjoys teaching his students about how science and math can relate to the real world. Brendan is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys being out in nature, running, star gazing, and hiking. He also enjoying indoor activities such as 3D modeling, baking, photography, and playing the bass.