Mr. Lizotte was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. After completing his bachelor's degree at Concordia College in Portland, OR, he moved to New York City, where he taught high school for nineteen years. While in New York, Mr. Lizotte also took Master's classes at Long Island University, the C.W. Post campus. In 2010, Mr. Lizotte returned to Washington. He began working at Woodinville High School in 2012.