I grew up in upstate New York, in the small town of Monticello. I have one sister, Cindy, and we share the same birthday. We are not twins, just born two years apart. I first earned a degree in a two year program at SUNY (State University of New York) at Morrisville for Design and Drafting with an Architectural concentration. I then switched my major over to education and earned my teaching degree from SUNY Oneonta. I graduated in 1997 with Honors in Education, with a minor in computer science.
My grandparents were snowbirds to AZ and stayed in Sun City during the winter months. One winter break, I came to visit them and my cousins, and fell in love with Arizona. The seasons go from summer to spring all year round. Coming from New York, there really isn't a winter here. I don't miss shoveling the snow, but I do miss the downhill skiing.
In December 2023, I will celebrate my 26th year teaching! I have taught computer class, 5th grade and 4th grade as well has running a computer club. I am also Terramar's webmaster.
I love many sports, including road and mountain biking, running, hiking, snow skiing, waterskiing, and boating. My dad has built boats all of his life, in these pictures you see "Sugar N Spice" built in 1984. The sailboat you see is "Celestial Voyager." My dad and I built this in his garage in Desert Hills, along with my grandfather.
The sailboat had it's maiden voyage a few days after I got married, in 2004. Robyn and I met at a webmasters meeting and she teaches at Copper Creek Elementary School. We now live in Surprise and have two wonderful boys, Joshua and Zachary. We are a family of geeks, we all love science fiction, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who just to name a few.