Aaryk Drake has always had a passion for learning. Upon leaving the U.S. Army he needed a new career since he was not fit for retirement. He went back to school and earned a teaching degree from the University of Phoenix. He taught as a substitute teacher in Chicagoland for a couple of years before moving back to Phoenix to join a small charter school that was starting up (Pensar Academy). He taught math and science at Pensar for 5 years at various grade levels and went back to school and earned his Master of Education Degree from GCU during that time. Along with a passion for learning and a love of education he is an armature carpenter, bulldog owner, biker, fitness, and board game enthusiast.