Newlywed in 2014 to my amazing bride Ashley. We are both professionals living in Sparks Nevada. A big move for both of us. I grew up on California's San Francisco Peninsula. With a passion for the outdoors, science and engineering I often experiment with at home projects. An example is the backyard solar water fountain.
A current passion of mine is growing milkweed plants. I have a nice little garden in our arid backyard that has a few varieties of milkweed plants. Milkweed is an important type of plant to me because it is the host plant for monarch butterflies. I have started a project website named Grow Milkweed Plants (dot) COM to help people across the USA determine which milkweed plants are native to their State.
Having a Masters degree in education and nearly ten years experience teaching K-8 I have a lot of passion for teaching in low-income schools. Moving from Boise Idaho to Sparks Nevada has been a big adjustment. Higher salaries in Nevada has made life a lot easier but family is farther away.
A current passion of mine is keeping an aquarium in our home. Its always entertaining to watch the fish interact in the tank. It's a big responsibility but very rewarding. Fish make great pets because they don't tear up the house when we travel for a long weekend.