List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    Art teacher and director of the English riding program. 
  • What my students call me

    Mahoney
  • Favorite Thacher teaching moment

    That moment when a kid who doesn't like art and doesn't think he or she is very good realizes that they have more talent than they thought and starts to enjoy the process.
  • Favorite job perk

    The Dining Hall. 
  • Since you asked me to brag, here are the professional accomplishments I'm most proud of

    Following my passions since I was little—riding professionally, doing art professionally, and then combining the two and teaching them both here at Thacher. 
  • When not in the classroom I can be found

    Training for an Ironman Triathlon.
  • Favorite place at Thacher

    The Outdoor Chapel. 
  • Favorite place on earth

    The Sierra Nevadas. 
  • Favorite place in my imagination

    Looking forward to time in my studio, running the trails, or riding my bike.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    I took [Head of School] Mr. Mulligan on his first horse camping trip back when he first got to Thacher and I was still a student here.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    Mary Oliver's poems; any great story.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    Artist and horseback rider.
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    Artist, horseback rider, and Kona [Ironman World Championship] qualifier.