List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary Roles at Thacher

    I teach French and English, and I instruct in the Horse Program.
  • When not in the classroom I can be found

    Riding my horse, playing the mandolin, or tutoring at the Todd Road jail in Santa Paula.
  • Most memorable Thacher camping trip

    Its a toss-up between two pack trips, one to the Sespe, the other to the Sierra, during which we lost some or all of our horses...As my colleague René Duykaerts kindly said when I returned from the Sierra excursion minus two equines: You havent truly horse packed until youve lost some horses in the backcountry. I will be forever grateful to René for that, and for the fact that we recovered the renegade horses two weeks later when they wandered into a cow camp at around 10,000 ft.!
  • Favorite job perk

    Being paired with phenomenal horses.
  • Favorite place at Thacher

    The Charles Horn House (where I live), which was built in 1865, and my son Brookes memorial boulder.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    The house in which I live is one of (if not the) oldest building in the Ojai Valley...
  • Favorite place on earth

    Paris; La Bretagne; Provence; Cape Town; Ojai; and Peaks Island, Maine.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    Too many to name... books, movies, and music have been my solace and salvation.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    A professional skier.
  • What I want to do when I grow up (now)

    I now know that growing up is over-rated; its no longer on my to-do list.
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