PhD Candidate in educational leadership
Wilderness First Aid
I was raised by Madison hippies on a steady diet of Kurt Vonnegut and Art-House Cinema. My family imbued in me a deep appreciation for the natural world and trans-formative personal experiences.
After high school I hitchhiked to Alaska (twice), worked as a sous chef, collected comic books and sometimes attended college. Eventually I became an outdoor educator, working with Camp Manito-wish YMCA and also for a wilderness therapy program. For the past decade I've been teaching literature, writing, technology, computers, math and cooking at Prairie Phoenix Academy, a small high school in Sun Prairie.
My wife and I courted over a series of picnics, then honeymooned in New Zealand. We have a thirteen-year-old daughter, and we love family ski vacations. In between the adventures of family, teaching and leading outdoors trips I race cyclocross. I'm happiest outdoors, either trying some new skill or napping in a hammock.