Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) - Degree in K-12 Art Education 2002Art Teacher At:Chatfield Elementary-Grand Junction, CO. 2002-2004Bookcliff Middle School-Grand Junction, CO. 2004-2005Cache La Poudre Junior High School-LaPorte, CO. 2005-2006Lincoln Junior High School-Fort Collins, CO. 2006-2008Bauder Elementary School-Fort Collins, CO. 2008-2010Shepardson Elementary School-Fort Collins CO. 2010-PresentHarris Bilingual Elementary School-Fort Collins CO. 2010-Present
I was born in Torreon, Mexico, but was adopted by my parents when I was just a week or so old and brought to my home town of Paonia, Colorado, where I lived until I was 11. After the coal mine my father worked at closed down, we were forced to move to Tooele, Utah, and then neighboring Stockton, Utah, where I lived until I was 18 and graduated high school. A month after graduation I moved back to my beloved Colorado and Western Slope and lived in Grand Junction for 13 years. While there I worked just about every job under the sun and attended Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) and earned my K-12 Art Education degree. I have lived in Fort Collins since 2005, I am Vice-President of the local teacher’s union (Poudre Education Association) and have a wonderful son who attended Shepardson for his 5th grade year with Ms. Rasmussen!
I am a man of many likes. I am an avid reader of comic books and graphic novels. My favorite music is Country music, but I also enjoy rock, jazz and movie soundtracks. I love the outdoors, especially off roading and fly fishing. I play a mean game of racquetball and love playing disc golf. I am a die hard Denver Broncos fan, I have been since birth. I also root hard for the Rockies and Utah Jazz. I am a devout chocoholic and a connoisseur of fine bacon cheeseburger everywhere. I love my students and feel it is my responsibility to teach them how to be the best person they can be . . . Art just happens to be my vehicle to do this.