Dinosaurs were a passion of mine ever since I can remember walking and talking. Unfortunately, that passion slowly deteriorates as time goes by, with the realization that you may never live out your dream of hunting fossils - ever.
I teach high school science in a rural community, and I have made it a goal of mine to make sure that those childhood dreams can become a reality. And that experiences that were once thought of to only exist in movies, or for privileged youth, can be available to ANY student that shares that same passion that I had a child, and still have today.
While I love paleontology, I also get excited for the physics that I teach alongside earth science. My two wonderful children (daughter -8 and son - 3) and wife support me in this "infatuation" that I have and have often shared in the experiences of the fossils being brought back to Owensville. And while teaching science for over ten years has given me a reason to get up every morning excited about my profession, I still find time to try and enjoy the smaller things in life - like a great hamburger, or fantastic local food. I have also found time to settle down and go on a leisurely hike through the Denali Mountains, the Grand Canyon, and Mt. Rainer.