Mr. Pfafflin was born on Long Island, New York, where he lived for ten years before moving to Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the Army, requesting a duty station in Hanau, Germany, so as to experience the history and culture of Europe. During his three years there, he traveled throughout Germany and Europe, witnessing the collapse of the Berlin Wall, visiting Dachau concentration camp, and a myriad of other historical sites. Upon leaving the Army, he attended the University of North Dakota’s commercial aviation program, where he obtained his commercial pilot ratings as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He was a flight instructor for two years before moving to Alaska, where he flew throughout the state as a bush pilot. After five years in Alaska, he took a job as a corporate pilot in Houston, Texas. While there, he decided to make a career change and follow his lifelong passion for history and theology. He completed two years of seminary towards a Master’s of Divinity degree, then pursued a Master’s degree in History, graduating in 2015. He taught U.S. and World History for three years in a classical school in Twin Falls, Idaho, before accepting the upper school History position at Golden View Classical Academy.