Hi there! It's always good to know a little bit about your teachers so here's a little bit about me. I'm from San Antonio, Texas, but am extremely excited to be living and teaching in Colorado after moving here in 2010 with my amazing wife, Katherine. I went to Texas A&M University where I earned my bachelors degree in chemistry in 1996 and have been teaching high school science ever since (this is my 23rd year!) In 2006, I earned a masters degree in integrated science curriculum at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and joined the staff as an adjunct chemistry teacher for a couple of years after graduation. I take my job as teacher very seriously because my class, along with all of your other classes, is laying a foundation for your future. While you ultimately decide what that future will hold, I want to give you the strongest piece of that foundation that I possibly can.
During my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, and backpacking with my family and friends. However, after running my first marathon with Team in Training in Washington, D.C., I found that long distance running holds a special place in my heart and have run eight marathons and seventeen half marathons. Distance running is the perfect metaphor for life: There is a lot of training necessary, you have to just keep going, and even if you've done everything right, you can never predict how it's going to go. But the accomplishment is everything!