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- "Thank you for your positive comments and your positive influence on my son. Garrett seems to be enjoying school more than usual this year, and is looking forward to the many opportunities provided at the Academy."
- "I wanted to take the time and tell you guys that it's been an amazing school for my Son. He loves school is always excited about going and he is working on bettering his body for the raiders that he is excited about doing."
My education has been broad and eclectic, though with focus on understanding how life on earth has changed over time, and the logical and philosophical underpinnings of how science is performed. I attended the University of Washington and earned B.S. degrees in Geological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry (with a minor in Chemistry). I then attended Washington University and earned an M.A. in Paleo biology. After spending two years teaching in the Seattle area, I went back to school to earn a PhD in Earth Sciences and a Certificate in College Teaching from Montana State University. Personally I am a typical geologist, a little quirky, love the out of doors, and I have a strong sense of play, wonder, and awe at the natural world that surrounds me. In short, I am a classic rock nerd! In my spare time I am an avid caver, canyoneer, backpacker, and technical rescuer (think rescuing people with ropes). I run a nonprofit that performs rope and rigging research for rescuers so they have free access to trustworthy data upon which to base their rigging decisions, and I volunteer with local search and rescue whenever I can.