My story begins in Carlsbad, a coastal town in San Diego's North County. I came of age when urethane wheels revolutionized skateboarding and people queued outside theaters to see The Godfather and Jaws.

During high school I bussed tables at a seafood restaurant, stacked pallets at a tomato packing plant, and scooped up golf balls on the driving range at La Costa.

I spent my 18th birthday in basic training. The Air Force sent me to spy school and then to bases in Italy and England where we intercepted Soviet communications. I was overseas when our embassy in Tehran was taken, the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, and John Lennon was murdered.

After my military service I worked at a marina on Hilton Head Island for a year. The University of South Carolina came next for undergraduate and graduate school.

I have since taught social studies at high schools in South Carolina, coached soccer, and worked for ten years as a district technology coordinator.

  • University of South Carolina - BA, International Studies
  • University of South Carolina - MA, History
  • University of South Carolina - MAT, Education

  • TEFL Express (UK) - Certificate in English Language Teaching
  • Communications Intelligence Analyst | USAF
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant | University of South Carolina
  • English Teacher & Tutor | The English Centre (Bari, IT)
  • History Teacher | Spring Valley High School (SC)
  • Soccer Coach  |  Spring Valley High School
  • District Instructional Technology Coordinator | Spartanburg School District 7 (SC)
  • Social Studies Teacher | Spartanburg High School

Areas of Special Knowledge/Expertise

  • Education & Curriculum
  • Educational & Personal Technology
  • Writer/Editor/Journalist
  • Italian Language
  • WordPress & Multimedia Production
  • 20th Century History & American Politics
  • Film & Media Studies

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