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Teaching:

I love physics. I love to teach. I love to share my excitement for physics. Since coming to WSCA I have learned that building relationships is the most enjoyable part of teaching. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with students and look forward to being able to help guide young people to becoming the best version of themselves they can be.

Hobbies:

In my free time I like to grow a vegetable garden, cook, go fishing and camping. I like to play all kinds of games, some of my favorites include; magic the gathering, chess, Fluxx, Betrayal, Bang!, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and Minecraft. I also like to learn about almost anything, and to have intellectual discussions.

Above all I love to spend time with my wife Erin and my two children, Brandon, and Aubrey.

History:

I grew up in Pilot Hill California, a small town of about 400 people. I grew up on 5 acres (the smallest parcel of land allowed in rural areas of the county). The school district was quite geographically large, but my graduating class was less than 100. I knew all of my classmates by name, and many of the kids who were not in my graduating class as well. It was a great place to live, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Near the end of my senior year I decided that of the subjects I took in High School the thing I most enjoyed was the word problems in my calculus class. It was fun to apply the calculus we had learned to a real world problem. I found the challenge of coming up with equations from scratch, to be exciting. I knew that Physics was a science that would do exactly that. I took a physics class in college and found the things I was learning to be so exciting. I enjoyed learning so much about how things work from a physics perspective. I decided from then on that Physics would be my major.

I have always been someone who searches for truth and knowledge wherever I could find it. I enjoy wise sayings from all cultures and things about life and philosophy. But it wasn’t quite enough, something was missing. I found what I was looking for spiritually when I joined a church. I know I cannot be preaching things to my class, but I wanted to share because it was a defining moment in my life. After 2 years of attending sierra college, where I took Physics classes and tutored other students, I went on a 2 year mission for my church. This took dedication and discipline. But it was an uplifting experience, I learned so much about life and the people I served. After my mission I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Brigham Young University where I met my wife. We were married, and we both graduated the same weekend! Needless to say it was quite hectic. I got a job in Wisconsin near the end of 2010. It was a desk job working with code, debugging software etc. I found that it wasn’t for me, and I decided to go back to school to broaden my horizons. I got into the Master’s program in Physics at Brigham Young University in 2012. While there, I enrolled in teaching courses so that I could earn my teaching credential.

I have been teaching since 2014/15. I have taught physics, AP physics, chemistry and Engineering.