My wife (Jen) and I are the Managing Partners of Natural Educators (Ne). I am a former 5th grade teacher and instructional coach. My background as a soccer player/coach dates back to being a student athlete at the University of Kentucky (MAC Champion), coaching for the Texans Soccer Club, and working for the L.A. Galaxy (MLS Cup).
I was called to be an educator during my time in Chile studying Spanish and through my travels volunteering at community schools like Entre Amigos. I earned a Masters in Education (M.Ed) and was able to apply this coursework during my time as an instructional coach with REAL School Gardens (Out-Teach). Here I helped build 21 learning gardens and modeled ~1,000 lessons for teachers (PD) on how to use their outdoor classrooms as super effective teaching tools in core subject areas. This unique skill set led me to collaborations with The Galapagos Conservancy, Ready to Grow Gardens, and Bright-Spark.
As the Director of School Engagement for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), I managed a portfolio of school districts throughout Idaho and Montana helping to implement engineering, computer science, and biomedical innovation courses / teacher professional development. I am currently a member of the Boise Schools Sustainability Committee, Idaho STEM Action Center PD Working Group, and teach a sports movement class called Build every Wednesday morning at 28th St. Barre..
Manging Partner, Coach
Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.
Tarleton State University
Global Education Graduate Certificate
Business Marketing, B.S.
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Design Thinking for Leading and Learning
TRX Certified Group Instructor
U.S. Soccer Coaching License
Texas H.S. Gatorade Will to Win Scholarship.
5A Men's State Soccer Champ
Natural Educators LLC
Co-Founder, Natural Coach
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
(Director of School Engagement)
REAL School Gardens
(Lead Instructional Coach)
Burton Hill Elementary
(5th grade ELA & Social Studies)
(Club Soccer Group Ticket Sales)