Taught middle school science in Tigard, Oregon for 3 years after college and then moved to Southern California where I accepted a position to teach a hands-on, lab science, program for K-8 students in Hermosa Beach. Rode my bike to school, taught science labs all day long and got to go surfing year round for four years. In 1987 our science program was recognized as exemplary among LA area schools and that's when I moved to Utah to ski and start an educational consulting business at the tender age of 29.
I am hoping Aristotle would approve.
16 different awards from the New York Toy Show for a variety of hands-on science kits designed to be marketed in the retail toy industry during the 1990's. Distinguished Educator award from my Alma mater in 1996 (it's amazing how a sizable financial contribution can spot light your teaching skills). Wild Goose was Utah's Fastest Growing Small Business from 1991-1996. And just this year, Loose in the Lab received the Interstate Mining Compact Commission Education Award for Public Outreach for Utah Geology for Utah Kids! A 4th grade hands-on, geology program being offered to 2000 elementary teachers in the Beehive State. And, finally, a Silver Beaver from the Boy Scouts of America which epitomizes teaching in every conceivable environment.
BS in Science Education from Oregon State University, 1980 Informal degrees in Copyright and Contract Law, OSHA Compliance, Marketing and Website Design, Human Resource Issues, Warehouse Logistics, Public Speaking, Invasive Airline Boarding Avoidance Techniques and Cartooning. All earned via panic, sweat and last minute scrambling indicative of owning a small business for 25 years.
In 1987 I relocated to Sandy, Utah to ski full time and also start The Wild Goose Company with Mark Ehlen, a college friend. We provided hands-on science workshops, custom science lab programs and materials to schools in Southern California and Utah. Sold The Wild Goose to Carson Dellosa Publishing in 1996 and started Loose in the Lab (essentially Son of the Goose) in 1998 and been going strong ever since. We have presented workshops to over 25,000 teachers in every state in the lower 48. Have also written over 55 science books for publishing houses Prentice Hall, Delta, Holt Rinehart and Winston, Carson Dellosa, and Merrill as well as Wild Goose and Loose in the Lab), created 60+ award winning science kits including Professor Wacko for Natural Wonders and Dr. DoMore for Delta Education and have drawn enough silly cartoons to fill three filing cabinets full to over flowing.
Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, For All Subjects