I am the Special Education Teacher, Drama Director, and Online Coursework Teacher for Lowell Jr./Sr. High School. This is now my seventh year teaching at Lowell, and tenth year teaching overall.
I earned my Teaching Certificate (2009) and Masters (2011) in Special Education at Portland State University. Prior to that, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon (2000.)
Before teaching at Lowell, I taught at Creative Minds Alternative School in Eugene (1 year). Before that, I taught at Alki Middle School (2 years) up in Vancouver, Washington.
On the Theater side of things, I have acted in films, commercials, educational videos, and on many professional stages in the Portland Area. I also ran a theater company / music venue / art gallery in Portland for a couple years and did everything from window washing and espresso making to acting, directing, and producing.
I am an Oregon native and love all that our beautiful state has to offer. I love gardening, building projects, going for hikes, and spending time with my wife, my daughter, and our dogs and cats.