Hometown: Rhinebeck, New York
School: Plattsburgh State University College, Plattsburgh, NY
Previous sailing experience: 6/15-10/15 Argia: 82' LOA traditionally rigged topsail schooner. Mystic, CT.
Previous teaching experience:
- 6/15-10/15 Argia, Mystic, CT: Gave historic and local interest information to tour groups
- 7/14: New York, NY: Created lessons and taught group of six adult students how to breathe fire in month long intensive course. Lessons included: technique, safety, health risks, and respect of the flame.
- 9/13-8/14: Wildfire Retreat, Ashford, CT: Instructed students in fire breathing and manipulation including health and safety concerns. Also taught volunteer cooks in knife handling and safety.
- 5/11-9/11: Camp Conrad Weiser South Mountain YMCA, South Mountain, PA: Taught canoeing, kayaking and sailing on lakes to groups of children aged 8-12 years.
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, kayaking, stilt walking, fire manipulation,
Why I’m excited to work for World Ocean School: I believe that today's youth faces a serious lack of engagement in their daily lives and that technological advancement has separated them even further from the “real” world. Programs like the World Ocean School are a means to reconnect children to each other, show them important life skills, and keep maritime heritage alive.