Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Texas Lutheran College and a Master of Science degree in Physiology from Southwest Texas State University. He began his career as a Research Assistant at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center. For the last 27 years he has worked as a bench Research Biologist and Technical Lab Manager for the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science at the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, Maryland. His main focus of study, in his role at NIH, is cardiovascular disease and aging, primarily at the cellular level.
Bruce enjoys working with children and in addition to coaching his three sons through baseball, Destination Imagination and various other activities though out the years, he also spent 20 years as a volunteer counselor, activity leader, Director and Committee Co-chair for Camp Sunrise, a week long summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.
Bruce has a strong interest in food, how and where it is grown, it's diversity and passionately enjoys cooking. He also enjoys spending time hiking, kayaking, camping, gardening and being outdoors with his wife, children, dog and cat.