I teach environmental science, direct the Outdoor Program, and coach rock climbing.
I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when
I attended Thacher as a student! I admired and looked up to my teachers and thought there was not a more honorable or noble profession. I also admired how my teachers seemed to be committed to learning themselves.
What my students call me
Favorite Thacher teaching moment
When my students teach me something.
Favorite job perk
Working with young people and living in the Los Padres National Forest.
Since you asked me to brag, here are the professional accomplishments I'm most proud of
I am proud of the meaningful work I do at Thacher.
When not in the classroom I can be found
On the trails, climbing rocks, playing with [my daughters] Addie and Daisy, admiring my wife's remarkable sense of humor.
Most memorable Thacher camping trip
Wow. There have been so many. Climbing, backpacking, and riding mountain bikes. It seems as if my most recent is my most favorite.
Favorite place at Thacher
The top of Y-Crack Crag and any trail on campus.
Favorite place on earth
Wherever Blossom, Addie, and Daisy are. The mountains and ocean are second.
The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without
Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice.
What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)