JB lived in Kansas City, central Nebraska, Albuquerque, and Wichita before coming to Denver. He graduated from the IB program at Littleton High School before attending the University of Denver. Throughout, he enjoyed helping friends work through difficult courses. While in school, JB co-founded Academic Impressions, a company that provides outcomes-based training to higher education administrators. In that role, he learned to align learning outcomes with specific curricular practices across a variety of media. After he left the company, he began tutoring math and science on a regular basis. JB enjoys anything that expands his mind, always seeking new knowledge in any field. He also enjoys photography and still holds a flame for international affairs, particularly in the Caucasus and Central Asia.