While earning my BA the University of Arizona (Biology/Geo-sciences/English), I was lucky to be in a parallel course of instruction, learning several construction trades as an apprentice to my father at his construction business.
Between graduating in 1992 and returning to school, I continued to work in construction, taught for 2 years in Japan, and traveled as much as I could, working and studying from New Zealand to Alaska, and from Nepal to West Virginia.
In 2006 I returned to the UofA to attend the Teach for Tucson (now Teach Arizona) graduate program at the College of Education, and earned a M.Ed. in Teaching and Teacher Education. From 2007-2013 I had the good fortune to work at Flowing Wells High School, teaching several science courses and helping to develop the robotics team.
I joined the design and planning team for PFFS Downtown in May of 2013, and am very excited and honored to be a part of it. I believe the approach being developed for the new campus is an effective way forward for education, and will serve today’s learners with depth and meaning.
Nature is the original and continuing source of inspiration for me as a student and teacher of science. I enjoy hiking and scrambling with my favorite adventuring companions, my wife Christina, my daughter and son Munai and Tenzin (6 and 5), and our faithful hound Anubis. Aside from teaching and trekking, I also love to cook, read, build, and tinker.Email