I am a husband, a father, a son, and a life-long learner. All of these familial roles require me to learn every day.
Teaching is an extension of my learning. I am learning every day from my students. With each new lesson, I am realizing both the challenges and rewards of this new career journey.
For years, I was a fundraising professional within conservation non-profits. I worked at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for a number of years, learning about and promoting their amazing international conservation and climate change work. In 2010, I left my role at TNC to take on childcare responsibilities as a stay-at-home father. In 2014, I returned to part-time work in development with renowned local conservation organization, Mass Audubon, as Development Director for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton.
In 2018, I decided to leave my development career, a worthwhile job that revolves around listening to concerned people and helping them realize their philanthropic goals. I enjoyed this role, but wanted to make a more direct impact with my work. Gradually, as I witnessed our own children's progress through their early years of school, I saw a potential new career path for myself. As an early childhood educator, I see myself as having the opportunity to make an impact for our youngest learners, creating an educational foundation that can be built upon and celebrated.