Discipline/Teaching Area: University Studies Biology
I have dedicated most of the last 25 years to trying to inspire students at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Since 2007, I have strived to achieve this goal at College of the Rockies. I completed a Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) degree at Montana State University-Bozeman in 2012 and currently teach first-year Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Cell Biology. Other courses I have taught in the past include Biology 208 (Vertebrate), Biology 203 (Genetics), Biology 151 (Environment), Biology 102 (Introductory), and Biology 090 (Biology 12 Equivalent).
I was born in Richmond, BC and graduated in 1987. I have lived more years away from Greater Vancouver than in, so the Kootenays are my home by choice, not an artifact of where I entered the world. My wife and I live in Cranbrook. My extracurricular interests range from outdoor photography and playing guitar, to camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, paddling, mountain-biking, swimming, and skiing. I also enjoy travelling and most recently (2019) visited with family in Germany and Italy. Other places I have been to are the Yukon by road trip, Montreal to Vancouver by train, as well as Utah, Arizona, Yellowstone, and Maui. My preferred destination is a staycation spent exploring our local mountains and valleys.
Other jobs I have had include waiting tables, painting houses, and working in two local sawmills. My background is in Zoology, but I have also taught a variety of other subjects in the past, including German and Grade 6/7 Math/Science.
Most of my salaried effort goes into ensuring that 1st- and 2nd-year students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program master the theory they need to be successful in their upper level courses, survive the NCLEX, and grow into the health care professionals whom I’d trust with our collective well-being. My goal is to make a positive contribution to the world in both public and family life while continuing along a path to wisdom and truth.