I have greatly enjoyed educating students and leading schools for twenty years. My career as an educator began in Bozeman, Montana in 1994. From 1994 to 1998 I worked as a teacher and technology coordinator at two public K-8 schools. From 1998-2000 I was a founding teacher of a unique private school program serving at risk youth from across the nation. During this time I completed an internship at Eagle Rock School in Estes Park, CO. From 2000 to 2005, I served as a founding teacher and Co-Director at two public charter schools in Northern California. Both schools were started by a team of dedicated educators including myself. This included four years at Redwood Academy Charter School, 7-12, recognized as a California Distinguished School. During this time, I completed a Master’s degree in Education Administration at Sonoma State University. From 2005 to 2009, I served as Superintendent/Principal of Arrowhead School, K-8, in Livingston, Montana. From 2009 to 2011, I served as Principal with Superintendent duties of Amsterdam School, K-6, near Bozeman, Montana. Prior to making Colorado my home, I was born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts where I attended Phillips Academy, Andover. Subsequently, I earned a BA in psychology and education at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Away from school I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including skiing, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Mostly I enjoy spending time with my family.