Hey, everyone! My name is Jack. I am currently residing and teaching high school science in South Carolina, where I moved two years ago to be closer to my fiancée. I spent my first five years teaching in middle Tennessee, which is where we met and I grew up. I love most all things outdoors (hiking, running, cycling, climbing, camping, etc.) and tend to prioritize those activities in my free time. Admittedly, I find myself listening to more and more podcasts/audiobooks the last five years or so. It may sound cliché, but as an educator my ultimate passion is to learn, teach, and connect with those around me. TeachFI is our way to do just that, hopefully inspiring those around us by sharing our journey on this path to Financial Independence… including our successes, our failures, and everything in between.