Learning Resource Specialist
B.S. Special Education - Mansfield State College
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
Phone: (406) 758 - 8131
Where did you grow up? A decent argument could be made that I haven't; but my early years were spent in North Central Pennsylvania; a little town called Montoursville, near Williamsport, the Home of Little League Baseball.
Tell us about your family. There's me, my wife Jill (see her info on the Kitchen Staff page), my son Joshua (hauled-off and got married and moved out), and my daughter Megan (currently spending time and a bunch of my money) in Missoula, Montana at the University of Montana; studying Psychology. Then there's Daisy Mae, a 90 pound Yellow Lab, who thinks she's a lap-dog.
Share something about yourself that might surprise people. I worked my way through college at a toy train shop, manufacturing and assembling toy trains; and also worked as a Ranch-hand, in Darby, Montana (over the summers when I taught there).
Briefly describe your work experience. Many years as a Special Education teacher (in New York and Montana); coached Football, Wrestling and Track in a number of those places. I spent 2 years as a Behavior Therapist in Dillon, Montana. Then seven years developing my own business as a Targeted Service Coordinator with the State of Idaho, Department of Health & Welfare. I didn't do the math to see if the number of years match-up with my age (so please don't check).
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?Somewhere in a sunny place; (Hawaii, Bahamas, Belize). I need to work on my tan; look at the photo, you'll understand.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Outings/travel with Jill; working out at the Gym; visiting Joshua and/or Megan; and attending various sporting events at the U of M.
What draws you most to this type of work? I have a genuine desire to have a positive impact on the lives of these students; and maybe teach them something along the way.