I have been teaching 4th and 5th grade in Adams 12 since 2005. Prior to joining the school district, I worked in the banking and telecommunications fields. About the time my three sons were in elementary school, I was laid off from Sprint Communications. My wife and I decided I should take a few years off and be a house husband. This turned into a wonderful six-year experience. I started helping out at Cherry Drive Elementary in each of my sons’ classes, and I also began running a Cub Scout Pack which proved to me that I had a passion for working with children. Like the movie Daddy Daycare, my previous company asked me to come back to work for them, and like Eddy Murphy’s character, I went back to work and realized I was unhappy sitting at a desk dealing with adults. At 43 years of age, I went back to college and earned my teaching credentials from Metro State College. I am so happy I took this step.
When I’m away from school, you can find me with my wonderful wife and kids. Not only are we raising three sons, but six years ago we adopted our three nephews. This has led to a very busy household. I enjoy listening to music, playing guitar, bowling, working out, and playing racquetball.