Hello people, I’m a technology and stem educator at Loma Linda Academy Elementary. I have loved taking things apart and trying to understand how they work for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of disassembling a paper punch card reading mechanism for an early computer system that my dad brought home from work for me to tear apart. It was a sea of springs and levers and gears – so much fun. As a child I spent hours playing Joust on an 8-Bit Atari 800XL which still works and is on display in The Lab.
Since then I have been playing with computers and electronics in my free time. I have a undergrad degree in Theology and a Masters of Divinity and have worked as a parish pastor and a hospital chaplain. I studied graphic design and have worked as a freelance designer and web developer.
For the last two years I have been teaching our wonderful K-6 students at Loma Linda Elementary. I am currently taking education classes at LaSierra and plan to eventually become a fully certified elementary classroom teacher.
I have a lot of hobbies. When I’m not playing with computers, fixing broken things, or designing stuff, I like building R/C drones, fiddling with Ham radio, taking pictures, shooting video, exploring the great outdoors, and thinking about sustainable energy. Recently I have started learning the art and craft of 3D printing.
I spend most of my time with my wife, Tara, my son, Josiah, and my daughter, Ava. They are by far my greatest joy. Josiah and I build stuff, ride skateboards, scooters, and bikes, and strum the Ukulele together. Ava is very little. We smile and make funny sounds together. She drinks milk and I hum.