Q: Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams?
I spent much of my life in and around Minneapolis. I grew just south of Minneapolis, where I attended high school in Lakeville, after which I went to school Winona State. Soon after, I came back to South Dakota and meet my now fiancé of the last 8 years, Wen. I my spare time, I love to spend time with my french bulldog Chloe and watch sports with her. I also enjoy playing video games and listening to music.
Q: How were you first introduced to Montessori?
Wen would often tell me about the amazing things the kids would do and are capable of, which changed my perspective and expectations of what children at this age. I have worked with children for the bulk of my life, and was very interested in seeing and learning how guide children in such an independent environment.
Q: What was it about Montessori that resonated with you?
Seeing is believing. Often in the classroom, I would see a child taking responsibility for themselves and their environment. They put such care into their work and themselves.
Q: What brought you to Baan Dek?
I love working with kids, and have spent much of my helping raising my nephew, working at my sister’s daycare, and babysitting family and friends’ children.
Wen also works here, and it loves it, and I saw this as a great opportunity to work with her.
Q: What treats do you always say yes to?
French silk pies, anything fluffy and chocolate.
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Q: What is your favorite childhood book or movie?
Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
Watching sports, playing games, or playing with my dog Chloe!
Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
Cheetah because it runs so fast. The tail helps balance their movements, making them a very interesting creature of nature.
Q: What did you want to be when you were little?
A historian, specializing in Roman and Medieval European history
Q: What’s a fun fact about your life?
I have built multiple computers, and enjoying keeping up to date on all parts and hardware specs.