Get to know me!
I am married to Debbie, a music educator and gifted flutist. We have two children, both married and each have given us a grandson. Tiffany and family live in Agoura Hills, CA and Stephen and his family live in Nashville. I enjoy travel, jazz music and I give continued valiant, and sometimes futile, attempts to golf well!
One of the continued blessings of my life is the privilege to conduct the orchestra for Dream City Church’s Celebration of Christmas.
My teaching career was for 23 years in high school as a band and orchestra director. I then moved to educational administration.
How did I start teaching:
I was called by the Lord early in my life to work with youth. He led me into music and blessed me a work ethic that proved to be a very successful combination for His cause.
I hope my students learn to know that having a rough day, or rough situation is totally normal and does not make us different or lesser than others. It is part of our growth and is a journey I love taking with my students.
Favorite Subjects: Band
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Fun Fact: I have played trombone on mission trips in the Philippines, Brazil, Guatemala and Scotland. Debbie and I were on staff of Arizona Ambassadors of Music. Four different summers, we took 300+ band and choir students on a 16 day, 7 country tour in Europe.