Byron is a recent arrival to Gainesville. He has spent 10 years living and working in three European capitals (Paris, Lisbon, and London). While in France, Byron also lived in Brittany where he worked with local Breton speakers to promote the Breton language and culture. He served as a business administrator in London before coming to the University of Florida. He has also taught English as a Second Language for over 15 years.
Byron has a B.S. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in French and Spanish from the University of South Alabama and has previously taught foreign languages in his home state of Alabama. He also has a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. Currently, Byron is working on an M.A. in Teaching Languages from the University of Southern Mississippi through distance learning. In his free time, Byron enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.