List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • FAVORITE PLACE IN MY IMAGINATION

    The Shire
  • SINCE YOU ASKED ME TO BRAG, HERE'S THE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT I'M MOST PROUD OF

    Having (successfully) taught a year long seminar in ancient literature, history, and philosophy.
  • WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP (NOW)

    A dad
  • WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP (WHEN I WAS 10)

    Professional baseball player
  • THE BOOK, MOVIE, WORK OF ART, OR PIECE OF MUSIC I CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT

    Lost in the Cosmos, Walker Percy and Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
  • HARDLY ANYBODY KNOWS THAT I

    Used to be a competitive golfer in high school
  • MOST MEMORABLE CAMPING MOMENT

    An epic 15-mile day: we left from Thacher, hiked up the ridge and made it all the way to Patton’s Cabin, all in the pouring rain.
  • WHEN NOT TEACHING I CAN BE FOUND

    Running, playing basketball, on the trail, making coffee, or reading.
  • MY PRIMARY ROLE AT THACHER

    Interim athletic director, dorm head, math teacher, cross country and basketball coach
  • I KNEW I WANTED TO WORK AT THACHER WHEN

    I met my wife (CdeP ‘10)
  • FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH

    Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church (where Ms. Popa and I were married), and my parents’ kitchen/dining room.
  • FAVORITE JOB PERKS

    Everything dining hall! (berries, Robin’s treats, healthy options, friendly staff, and time to have great conversations with colleagues and students)
  • FAVORITE PLACE AT THACHER

    Outdoor Chapel
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