I grew up in Michigan and earned my Bachelors Degree in English and Political Science at Central Michigan University. I earned my M. Ed - Instructional Specialist at UTEP and M.Ed - Educational Administration at Highlands University I have been an educator since 1991 and taught in Hungary, Turkey, Venezuela, Texas, Michigan, and New Mexico. Since 2004, I have lived in Taos and have taught English, been a charter school director, and social and emotional learning coordinator. My wife is a teacher, and we have two sons, Leandro and Marcelo. When not at school, you can find me standing in streams or coaching hockey in the winter.
I thrive on the enthusiasm and ideas our young people bring to the world.