7/8 History and English Teacher
Bachelor of Arts: Eastern Washington University
Master of Science: Central Washington University
Washington State Teaching Certificate
Began Teaching: 1987
Joined ECS: 2003
I am originally from Spokane and later lived in Sunnyside, WA, where I met my wife, Ellen. Our three children attended Sunnyside Christian School (where I served on the Education Committee) until we moved to Maple Valley in 2002. My teaching career began in 1987 at Sunnyside High School. After teaching in public high schools for 14 years, I came to ECS in 2003 as a middle school teacher. I am currently teaching 7th and 8th grade U.S. History, World History, and English Language Arts. It’s a privilege being able to apply God’s word to the study of history and English. Our oldest son works in the film industry and will graduate from college soon. Our daughter serves as a missionary nanny in Sierra Leone, Africa, and our youngest son graduated from a Christian college and is now married and attending seminary. I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three adult children, traveling, and watching the Seahawks, Mariners, Husky football, and Gonzaga basketball. I also like reading, listening to music, watching movies, and playing games. Ellen and I worship at New Community Church in Maple Valley.