I am an educational technology professional and proud single father of 4 children: Cody Allen Kibel (b. 1995), Brooke Leanne Kibel (b.1997), Sarah Grace ("Gracie") Kibel (b.2006), and Christian James ("C.J.") Kibel (b. 2010). The younger two live with me and keep my hands pretty full. I grew up in Southern California and spent my early life there. I graduated from Garden Grove H.S. in 1990. After 2 years of playing football in college from 1990-1992, I joined the Marine Corps in 1993. I served as a military police officer, marksmanship instructor, pistol range NCO, competitive shooter, and finally as a member of the Commanding General's staff before being discharged (honorably) at the rank of E-5 (sergeant) in May of 1999. Along the way I was fortunate enough to visit nearly all of the countries in the Pacific rim. After the Marine Corps, I served as a finance executive with both Drive Financial Services and City Credit Union in Dallas, TX spanning 1999 to 2006. With the collapse of the finance industry I made a career change and started working in education technology with Honey Grove ISD in 2007. I went on to work for Coppell ISD in 2011 and back to Honey Grove ISD in 2012 serving as their Director of Technology. I love working with technology in education and serving teachers, students, and a wonderful community. I am also the co-host of a popular education technology show, "The Tightwad Tech" as well as a partner of the parent company, "Element Opie Productions". Our weekly shows have several thousand viewers/listeners from 57 countries around the world. I enjoy working with technology, students, and teachers. It has left me with more time with my children and the satisfaction that I am making a positive impact on our world.