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Degrees and Certifications:
BSEET - Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology DeVry Institute of Technology (Phoenix, AZ) MAT - Master of Arts in Teaching George Fox University (Newberg, OR) Endorsements: --- Advanced Math --- Industrial and Engineering Systems --- Information and Computer Technology
I am married and have 3 children. My wife works in an elementary school in Beaverton. Our daughter is the oldest of our kids; She graduated from Oregon State University in 2016 (GO BEAVS!) and got married in September in 2018. I became a grandfather this summer for the first time! My twin boys are both attending Western Oregon University (GO WOLVES). They are Seniors this year and are members of the Track & Field team as throwers (Shot Put & Discus).
My entire career prior to teaching was spent working in Washington County in the high-tech industry. Among other things, I have done production testing of supercomputers, designed computer hardware and developed software models for other computer hardware engineers to use while testing their designs.
My teaching experience began in 2008 in the Beaverton school district where I taught Algebra I & II for 1 year. I taught Algebra II and Computer Science in the Hillsboro school district the following year.
I resumed my teaching career in 2016 after nearly 5 years back in the high-tech industry at Intel. While at Intel I was part of a very large team of engineers collaborating to develop state-of-the-art computer chips. At Intel I wrote software that validates the semiconductor design prior to the manufacture of the silicon chip. The final chip I helped produce contains over 60 microprocessors and more than 8 Billion circuits: All on a piece of silicon that is less than 1 square inch in size! Ask me to see it!