I came to Marist in 1999 after my wife served for 15 years in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. We met in Washington D.C., married and went to Japan for 4 years, returned to San Diego, and wound up on Whidbey Island, WA. I knew, after having taught in both public and private schools, that the smaller, homier feel of a private school was right for me. The move to Eugene was a perfect one for our family: I got to teach and coach at a college prep school, our boys were able to go to a Japanese immersion school and continue playing Suzuki violin through the CMI program at the U of O, and my wife joined the Pediatric Department at PeaceHealth. In addition, I am an absolute track and field junkie and enjoy the many great events at Hayward Field.
Our oldest son, Tyler, graduated from Marist in 2011, went on to the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with an Environmental Science degree in 2015, and is currently the Program Manager for Immersion Experiences at the Moreau Center of the University of Portland. Our youngest son, Joseph, graduated from Marist in 2015 and recently graduated from Gonzaga University with a major in Finance and a minor in Biology. He is doing a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Portland.
I have also been USATF Level II certified as a coach in track and field and continue to learn through summer workshops, most recently in June, 2011 during the US Championships held here in Eugene. I have been blessed with some great coaching colleagues, as well as coached some wonderful student-athletes in both cross country and track and field.
College Now Certified:
- AP Biology - LCC: General Biology: Survey of Biology (BI 101F, 102D, BI 103E)
- Biology: University of Notre Dame, 1984 . I did graduate work and clinical research in biochemistry while in the USAF and began my teaching career in Potomac, Maryland.
While overseas with my Navy wife, I taught at a Department of Defense Dependents' School, and picked up my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership through Troy State University in 1991.
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