I grew up in Burnsville, MN, and attended the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities for both my undergraduate and Masters work. I have worked for Edina Public Schools since 1999. I currently teach in the Continuous Progress Program at Highlands Elementary in a 3rd-5th grade multi-age classroom. I also work as a consultant with my own business called Basecamp Sixteen, LLC. It's purpose is to help equip others for effectiveness in whatever journey is next in their personal and professional lives. I am passionate about learning, creativity, and helping students discover when they are in their element. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Nikki, since 2005. She is a wonderful wife and mother, as well as a talented graphic designer and musician. I have 4 wonderful children who bring me joy every day.