This is my 24th year of teaching and 22nd at Mountain View. I began my teaching career in special education, but have taught 4th-grade for the past 17 years. I have a BA from the University of Denver and Masters degrees in special education and elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to teaching, I worked in the energy industry for 10 years and also ran my own business. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, but I have lived in Colorado since 1979. My wife, daughter, and I live in Broomfield. My interests outside of teaching include hockey, baseball, hiking, reading, music, and spending time with my family.