I've been working with children since 1995; most often as a child care provider, and in 2011 I decided to go private after feeling that so many programs were focused on something other than families and children.
I hold an elementary education degree in Colorado with a PE endorsement, won the State Pickleball Gold Medal in 2014 and 2015, am captain/coach of a men's ice hockey team at the Promenade (Four Championships and three 2nd place finishes in 9 seasons leading the team), and was PTA President at Ryan Elementary in Jefferson County from 2010-2012.
I've coached soccer, football, tennis, kayaking/canoeing, and hockey. I was a rock climbing instructor for Westminster Rec, and have been a Girl Scout counselor (residential and day camp). Additionally, I was the head instructor and ran the snowboard department at SolVista Basin/Granby Ranch in Colorado for six seasons, and have worked in Indiana and Boston with children as a para, substitute teacher, and child care provider.
I have a 16 year old son who I have raised on my own since he was 3. He plays competitive hockey at Hyland Hills (MVP his second season; Captain in his 4th season), leading scorer for Standley Lake in his sophmore year - proud Dad moment- picks up the pucks and resets the goals after every practice, has won 5 state championships in flag football, (though he doesn't give enough credit to his handsome coach), plays lacrosse and snowboards, wakesurfs, climbs, bikes, and pretty much plays any of the sports I do.
My guiding philosophy is having children being outside and active as much as possible. This helps them gain independence, see the playground of nature, and create lasting memories. I love what I do and only wish I could have a greater impact on more children and families.