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Howdy, howdy!
Welcome to my site! This is my 4th year at Pacifica and 17th year in the G.G.U.S.D.  All in all, I'm in my 22nd year as an educator, 17 of those years as a school administrator.  Growing up, I attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. I obtained my Associates of Arts degree from Orange Coast College, Bachelors of Science degree from Cal State Fullerton (major- Kinesiology, minor- English Literature) and Masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction from Chapman University.  My teaching and administrative credentials were also earned at Chapman University.  I've taught and coached at Century High School in Santa Ana, CA., as well as Edison High School in Huntington Beach.  I have served as the Principal of Aliso Viejo Christian School (2000) and Assistant Principal at Garden Grove High School (2001-2003 & 2011-2014), La Quinta High School (2004-2010), and Pacifica High School (2015-Present). I also earned a minor in Introductory Science, as well as being CLAD certified and certified by the National Federation of High Schools for Athletics.
Before taking the leap into education, I played professional baseball (Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletic organizations), coached college baseball as Santa Ana College, and served as a Head Varsity Coach for six years between Century and Edison High Schools.  In terms of athletics, I currently serve as the administrator over athletics at Pacifica. I work closely with our athletic directors, coaches, parents, boosters, and students.
This year I will be working with the following departments: Social Science, English, Library, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts.  I oversee the Sophomore class and work closely with Wes Hubbard (Counselor) to ensure they're on track in fulfilling their graduation requirements.
In regard to my personal life, I've been married to my high school sweetheart for over 32 years and have two adult children.  My daughter Kylie was a professional ballerina and currently attends Portland State University in Oregon and my son Brooks is attending Azusa Pacifica University on a mathematics scholarship.  As a family, we enjoy traveling and spending time together! 
I'm proud to work and serve our school community at Pacifica High School, as well as the Garden Grove Unified School District.