List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    I’ll be teaching science classes and coaching in the fall and spring.
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    I attended an all-school Assembly during our interview and was blown away by the supportive and welcoming community of students and faculty alike.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here are the professional accomplishments Im most proud of

    I’m really proud of the work I did as the dean of faculty and staff at my last school to increase the availability of and access to professional development funds to both faculty and staff members.
  • When not in the classroom I can be found

    Surfing, skiing, climbing...outside!
  • Favorite place in my imagination

    Montana during the frontier days as described by Ivan Doig in his Montana Trilogy.
  • Favorite places on earth

    The Sierra eastside. Southern New Zealand. Leadville, Colorado.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    Despite my German-sounding name, I’m mostly British!  Maybe that’s why I love the Plaza Pantry?
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    Book: A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean. Art: I love the entire Wyeth collection at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Music: Brandi Carlile, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    A farmer!
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    At least half as funny as I think I am.