Talin grew up in North Alabama, where he taught science to students of all ages at a hands-on science center for eight years. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a B.S. in Biology, and then moved to Miami where he earned a Master of Science degree in Biology from Florida International University. After moving to North Carolina, Talin completed a teacher training program through the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Talin brings to Solstice East a passion for science and an enthusiasm for teaching through hands-on, experiential lessons. When not in the classroom, Talin enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and gardening.