I was born in Evansville, Indiana on April 20, 1983. I spent my childhood in nearby Mt. Vernon, Indiana, eventually graduating as valedictorian before pursuing a degree at the University of Southern Indiana. After starting my own fraternity, Sigma Pi, and participating in various clubs, writing for the newspaper, and traveling abroad to Ireland twice, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Social Science Education with emphases in History, Government, Sociology, and with a middle school endorsement.
After graduation, I moved to Yuma, Arizona to pursue a teaching job at Kofa High School, where I have been since fall 2007. I have taught economics, government, and various history courses. I also have been an Assistant JV Baseball coach, Freshmen Girls’ Basketball coach, and currently am an AVID team site member and Junior State of America club sponsor.
I got married to my beautiful wife, Jaqueline, in July 2010 in Lima, Peru. She is the love of my life and I am very fortunate to have met her.
This summer we got a new member to our family, a dog. Sabor the Chihuahua made his debut at the Goodwin household.
I love sports, especially ones relating to my home state of Indiana. I’m a pretty decent bowler and love music and movies. Current events are very important to me because of how history is truly made every day. My passion for history is immense so traveling is one of my biggest joys in life.
As for my future, I am pretty open-ended but will get my masters at the very least. Higher offices or public service is definitely calling my name. One of my big goals in life is to travel to every state in our country and to eventually write a book.