I earned my B.A. in Biology from the University of Montana and M.S. in Biology from the University of California, Riverside. My initial interests in biology during these years as a student focused on animal ecology and evolution and I worked on numerous field research projects, particularly breeding bird studies, in the northern Rocky Mountains, northeast, and southwest regions of the United States. Through my educational experiences, I also found a fascination for the anatomy and physiology of animals and discovered, as a graduate teaching assistant, that I had a talent for teaching.
At SUNY Sullivan, I regularly teach Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, and Introduction to Biology. I enjoy being in the class room working with students who are curious about the natural world, serious about real learning, and willing to have fun while doing so. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy everything about music and guitars, woodworking, home improvement, outdoor activities, and being with my family.