I've been a middle school teacher in King City, California for the past 25 years with experience teaching grades 6-8 in every content area. I hold both multiple and single subject credentials and my interests include astronomy, anthropology, and world history. I was awarded an MA in Education and I love to dive deep into instructional design. I  spend my free time rock climbing and traveling the world with my wife, Audrey. You can contact me via Twitter or through this blog 

Awards and other recognition


Colleges and Universities attended

2009 -11 MA Education, Emphasis on Educational Technology and Instructional Design, San Diego State University

1992 -1994 Teaching Credentials, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Multiple Subjects

  • Single Subject History-Social Science

  • Single Subject Supplemental Physical Science

1986-1989 Graduate Program Physical Anthropology, San Diego State University

1981-1985 BA Anthropology, San Diego State University

Professional development and leadership activities

  • National Teacher Conference, Singapore, presenter, May, 2019

  • World EduLead Conference, Singapore, April, 2019

  • SLOCUE Roundtable organizer, November 2018

  • Leader, CVCUE Minecraft Training, Fresno, April, 2018

  • CUE National Conference, Immersed in Minecraft presentation, March 2018

  • STEM and Edtech Symposium, Pleasant Hill, February 2018

  • Rockstar Benefit Camp, Napa, February 2018

  • Black Label Rockstar Camp, Orcutt, presenter, November 2017

  • EdTech Symposium, Santa Maria, speaker, September 2017

  • Edtech Bootcamp Fresno Unified, Minecraft Training, June 2017

  • EdCamp Santa Maria, May 2017

  • CUE National Conference, Immersed in Minecraft presentation, March 2017

  • EdTech Connects organizer, Arroyo Grande, CA., November 2016

  • Minecon Panel Discussion, Building Blocks of Literacy, September, 2016

  • CUE LDI Leadership Conference, July, 2016

  • Speaker, Casual Connect Developers Conference, San Francisco, July, 2016

  • ISTE Minecraft panel discussion leader, June, 2016

  • Make Monterey Maker’s Faire featured presenter, Salinas, May, 2016

  • Guest Speaker, Western Washington University, May, 2016

  • Technology Innovation Camp organizer and presenter, Templeton, April, 2016

  • CUE Rock Star STEAM Camp speaker, Orcutt, April, 2016

  • KCUSD Tech CEM EdCamp organizer, April, 2016

  • CUE National Conference Minecraft Playground organizer, March 2016

  • CUE National Conference Immersed in Minecraft presentation, March 2016

  • CUE National Conference Minecraft panel discussion leader, March 2016

  • CUE National Conference Game-based Learning and Literacy presentation, March 2016

  • GAFE Camp C3 organizer and presenter, San Luis Obispo, February, 2016

  • CETPA Conference presentation, San Diego, December 2015

  • KCUSD Tech CEM presenter, December, 2015

  • EdCamp SLO organizer, November, 2015

  • Fall CUE Conference presenter, October, 2015

  • EdTech Connects organizer and presenter, Arroyo Grande, October, 2015

  • Google Connects Conference keynote speaker, Paso Robles, September, 2015

  • Google Summit presenter, Glendale, July, 2015

  • MinecraftEdu Camp for Teachers and Students, San Jose, June, 2015

  • EdCamp Santa Maria participant, May, 2015

  • PEWTER meets CUE co-organizer, Cal Poly SLO, May, 2015

  • Teacher Gaming Tour stop organizer, King City, May 2015

  • Common Core + EdTech conference presenter, San Jose, April, 2015

  • CUE National Conference presenter (x3), March 2015

  • GAFE Summit presenter, Templeton, March, 2015

  • California League of Schools Conference presenter, January, 2015

  • Various conference presentations around the state, 2002 - 2015