Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education and Social Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts, History, The Ohio University
- Master of Arts, History, Colorado State University
- Doctorate of Education, Curriculum Design & Innovation, University of Northern Colorado (expected completion 2018)
- OUT 104 – Himalayan Trekking
- OUT 112 – Mountain Orientation
- OUT 114 – Canyon Orientation
- OUT 115 – Snow Orientation
- OUT 116 – River Orientation
- OUT 137 – Whitewater Kayaking
- HWE-139 – Wilderness First Responder
- HUM 137 – Wilderness & the American Ethic
- HIS 205 – American Environmental History
- HIS 208 – American Indian History
- HIS 225 – Colorado History
- HIS 252 – History of India
- SUS 321 – Leadership, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
- Skiing, Mountain Biking, Adventure Travel, Wilderness Preservation, Social Equity, Whitewater!
I unknowingly began my career in education when I started river guiding in West Virginia during the mid-90s. That led me to a position with the Colorado Outward Bound School, where I instructed teenagers in the arts of rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, and backpacking for seven seasons.
During this time I had the fortune of traveling to developing nations across the globe in search of adventure, and ended up learning firsthand the situational disparities that exist throughout communities everywhere. I landed at Colorado Mountain College in 2009, assisting on a winter camping course, and I was hooked. My passion is to develop meaningful and inspirational courses that students can connect to their own passions and goals.