Fifth generation rancher, owner of organic ranch, and over ten years of classroom teaching experience combined with practical field experience and biological surveys allows for a unique and realistic approach to teaching biology.
Species and subject specific and driven by standards.
Noteworthy: • 2004-2014 Winner of 30+ awards for organic products • 2004-2006, Chair, Newfoundland Club of Southern California (NCSC) (Volunteer) • 1997-2002 Team leader, Emergency Disaster Preparedness, First Aid/Morgue • 1997-2002 Member and school liaison-Network for Environmental Science Teaching • 2000-2001 Six first place winners (in 4-county competition) in middle and high school divisions for Environmental Expo sponsored by Riverside County Office of Education • 2000 Island Ecology course development, St. John, USVI • 2000 Author of WASC accreditation manuals and materials for Biology and Marine Biology courses for two successful accreditations. • 1999-2000 Presenter, ACSI, “How to Teach Science with Passion” • 1998-1999 Wyland Ocean Challenge, three state titles, one national title out of 70,000 participating students throughout the U.S.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and California Teaching Credential, Single Subject, Biological Sciences PADI (Professional Assoc. of Dive Instructors) Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Utilizing a passion for nature and teaching, it has been my great honor to secure prestigious positions within the educational community. Now, with a background in engineering and a licensed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, I am uniquely qualified to be able to utilize field and home-based resources to write about and to teach a broad range of science subjects that prepare students with practical skills useful in science careers. This special combination of technical-oriented experience coupled with an enthusiasm for instruction allows me to do what I love the most—write about and teach science with passion!