I grew up in a rural area of Wisconsin and received my B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I spent the next 20 + years teaching environmental education for a number of county, federal, and private organizations before moving to Athens with my wife 11 years ago. We really love the area, the outdoor opportunities, and the people. I enjoy all outdoor activities including running, hiking, hunting, and fishing (especially with our daughter). I look forward to getting to know both students and parents this year.