I grew up in the small energy town of Colstrip, MT in eastern Montana, where the coal mine and a power plant supplied much of the West with power. Graduating in 2000, I pursued the opportunity to play college football in a few smaller schools, I ended up finding a place at the University of Montana-Missoula. There I began my undergraduate in History and Political Science, while in college I began my coaching career, coaching high school football and wrestling, while being employed at a local funeral home. I graduated with a Bachelor of Art in History/Political Science in 2006, soon after I accepted a position with the University of Montana-Western in Dillon, MT an assistant football coach while completing my teaching credentials. In 2007 I began my teaching and coaching career for the next seven years, teaching high school and middle school History, Government, and English. In 2014 I decided to change my career path and accepted a job with the Montana Department of Corrections as an adult Probation and Parole Officer. Currently, I am assigned to the Helena, MT Probation and Parole Office and supervise over 100 felons in the community. I am also an instructor at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy as a taser and OC instructor. When I'm not working, I can be found enjoying the Montana nature while boating and camping. I am also an avid Montana Grizzly football fan and volunteer my time working sporting events. I was recently accepted into a Master of Arts program, which I'm excited to continue my education, as I am a lifelong learner. I look forward to meeting you. Mr. Newman teaches History of Funeral Service.