All About Me!


I'm stumped.
I was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1957. After graduating from Northwestern High in 1974, I traveled in Europe and lived in Israel until I started work guiding canoe trips for the Boy Scouts in Ely. I met my future wife and Chisholm native, Doris Kolodji, there in 1978. We were married in 1980 at the old Balkan School. I know I'm still a packsacker, but I have local credentials.

I attended the University of Maryland for 3 years then took a year off to work, canoe the Mississippi River, and figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. It seemed obvious that I was meant to teach, so I finished my education at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin graduating in 1982 with a Biology and Middle School teaching degree and license. Chisholm Junior High was kind enough to offer me a job in 1983. I was promoted to High School Biology teacher in 1998.

I enjoy cross-country skiing, biking, canoeing, camping, Boy Scouts, singing, acting, reading, and science.

I really do like science. I believe all the sciences are both interesting and important. I also enjoy teaching science. It helps that I believe my subject is critical to the success of students in life as parents, citizens, consumers, and human beings. An understanding of the sciences makes life more meaningful, understandable, and interesting.