|Rocky was educated in the Oregon City School District where he attended Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Gardiner Middle School. Rocky graduated from the old Oregon City High School Jackson Campus in 1995. After high school Rocky spent two years at Clackamas Community College and then transferred to Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland where he got a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Graphic Design in 2000. Rocky then attended George Fox University in Newberg for his Masters in Arts in Teaching in 2001.|
|George Fox University, Master of Arts in Teaching, April 2001|
|Pacific Northwest College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Art, Graphic Design, May 2000|
Rocky is a teacher at Oregon City High School, where he has taught art for the last 17 years. Rocky was honored by the student body as Teacher of the Year at Oregon City High in 2006 and 2007.