University District Youth Center (UDYC)

Meet the UDYC Team


I am online teacher at UDYC campus, but I also teach a US history class which is my real passion. I have teaching endorsements in Social Studies and Language Arts that have opened up opportunities to teach combined humanities courses. I started my teaching career at Franklin High School after earning my teaching certificate at UW. Since that time, I have served in several different positions in education, although I have spent most of my career in alternative education in some form.


I am a math teacher who has been working with Interagency Academy since early 2000. I hold a BA in English from the University of Georgia, a Masters in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University, and am a National Board Certificated teacher in AYA Math, endorsed in English, Mathematics and Physical Education. Along with teaching I love playing outdoors in the PNW with my wife and kids.


I’ve taught at Interagency long enough to see second generation Gray Wolves come through my classroom. I love that once you are part of the IA family, you are always part of it. My wife and I have two daughters, both of whom are now off at college so we are adjusting to the life of empty-nesters. My passions include reading all different kinds of books, traveling to new places, and walking my dog through different neighborhoods around Seattle.


I have worked in education in a variety of forms all over the country for the last 12 years and am excited to now be a part of the IA family at UDYC. My passion in education is forming authentic connections with my students, learning from them at least as much as they learn from me. Outside of work I am an avid rock climber, reader of science fiction and fantasy, amateur chef and budding chess player.