I am married to a fellow Kettering Schools teacher, who teaches at Beavertown Elementary (Mrs. Kappel). We have three kids, Ricky (age 7), Lucas (age 4), and Chloe (age 1). I enjoy outdoor activities and sports.
*Master’s of Science in Biological Sciences (Area of emphasis Conservation Biology/Ecology) from Bowling Green State University: My Master's Thesis research was on the endangered Grey Bat. My research was highlighted on a tv show called Game Warden: Wildlife Journal. Here is a link to the episode: http://goo.gl/sBo3dE
*Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University
*Teaching Certificate in the state of Ohio for Biology and General Science
I have taught Environmental Science, Integrated Science, and Biology here at Fairmont High School for 13 years (2 years at Elida HS and 1 year at Northridge HS). I wrote the curriculum and created the environmental science class. Before becoming a teacher, I worked for the department of natural resources in Georgia doing wildlife surveys and bat research. In college, I worked for BGSU's recycling center and at a boy scout summer camp in Tennessee as the climbing, caving, and whitewater rafting director.