I was born in Houston, Texas, where I lived until 2000. Since
2003, I have lived in North Carolina. I graduated from
Charles H. Milby High School from the Petro-Chemical Institute
focusing in Laboratory Experiments and Studies, while attending
an internship with the Exxon Chemical Plant. I joined the
U.S. Navy in 1990 and retired in 2016. I have traveled and
enjoyed the cultures in over thirty countries in four continents.
I attended both the University of Houston and Rice University.
I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics with a minor
in History. I earned my Master of Science Degree in Information
Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in
Monterey, California. I also earned my Joint Professional Military
Education Certification Phase I and II through the Naval War
College and the Joint Forces Staff College.
I serve as Scoutmaster of Troop 182 and Commander of American
Legion Post 531, while serving as a volunteer and/or member with
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, the Navy League,
and Naval War College Foundation.
I enjoy travelling and the outdoors, especially hiking and camping
in the mountains.
I believe that Mathematics is one of the subjects that all children
should strive to understand and master, as it is critical to a
successful career and life.
Please, contact me with any questions/concerns.
JP Knapp: (252) 232-3107