- I started teaching in Michigan (Junior High School) then moved to Australia for 4 years where my 1st daughter, Claire, was born.
- In 1975 I came to Colorado Springs and started teaching at Air Academy High School. My last year at Air Academy High School was 2002.
- I taught AP Biology, Genetic Engineering and regular Biology at Air Academy.
- Kelly, my younger daughter is currently a Junior at Discovery Canyon Campus, which is also where my wife, Christa teaches as a middle school science teacher.
Some of the accolades I have received are:
- Colorado Athletic Directors Association award
- Outstanding Teacher Award for Air Academy High School,
- School District #20, John Asbury Award (Outstanding D20 Secondary Teacher),
- Outstanding Biology Teacher Award,presented by the National Biology Teachers Association,
- Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Education in Colorado,
- Tandy Award, Radio Shack,
- Milken Educator Award,
- NABT Molecular Biology Award,
- Colorado Governor's Award for Outstanding Teaching and a few others.
I have published many articles in scientific magazines and have written for the Biological Science Curriculum Studies (BSCS).
I have served 8 years on District 20's Board of Education, 2 years as the President of the Board, 4 years as Vice-President.