Degrees and Certifications:
Evergreen State College BA Western Washington University Teaching Degree City University M.Ed School Counseling
I was born and raised in Washington State. I have traveled extensively throughout the united states driving cross country, riding my bike through California, Oregon and Washington and Kayaking the inside passage. I spent my twenty's in the mountains as a professional ski patrol, EMT, and backcountry rescue.
I graduated from Evergreen State College, then earned my teaching degree from Western Washington University, and earned my masters of education in school counseling from City University. I have taught fifth and sixth grade in the elementary school and sixth through eigth grade in the middle school. Starting in 2002 I took on the job of school counselor at Friday Harbor High School. My favorite part of teaching and being a school counselor has been getting to know the students and watching them grow into outstanding young adults.
My wife and I have raised two amazing children on San Juan Island and now enjoy spending time with them, their spouses and our two grandchildren.