I enjoy being active. I love to learn and read. I coach and teach. I am a bit of a social studies geek. I have a sparkling, positive, sarcastic sense of humor, or so I've been told. I think it comes from working with high school kids. I love anything to do with the ocean, including but not limited to: bonfires, walks, beachcombing, sandcastle building, and the occasional trip inside the frigid water. I love dogs. Cats are tolerable. I prefer to work outside in the yard with my hands than inside at a desk. Grading papers is the hardest part of teaching. I am shy and reserved in groups of people I don't know, and outgoing and talkative in situations where I am comfortable.