I am so happy to join the community at The Marin School as the Learning Strategist in the Learnings Services Office! I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and discovered my love for theater in 4th grade.
At Wesleyan University in Connecticut, I earned a double major in theater and English with concentrations in acting/puppetry and British literature. At college, I was also free to pursue so many of my interests including playing four years of competitive Ultimate frisbee, starting an all-gender acapella group, and being recognized with a senior award for outstanding contribution to theater on campus.
My classroom experience also began at Wesleyan as a Course Assistant for theater department classes. After returning to New Orleans, I began tutoring high school students while treading the boards of many local and regional professional stage productions and comedy groups. I built a private practice based on word-of-mouth referrals and establishing trust with students, parents, and school staff.
In roughly a decade of tutoring, I helped students with a wide range of learning differences, executive functioning issues, and emotional or physical traumas achieve their academic goals. During this time, I also joined a long family tradition of volunteer work for the Anti-Defamation League as a facilitator for their identity, diversity, and allyship workshops with students and adults.
When the pandemic put a hold on all theater events, I transitioned to tutoring full-time, providing much-needed support for students struggling with asynchronous and virtual schooling. When my wife Amanda landed a job in the Bay Area, we relocated with our dog Otto at the beginning of 2022.Outside of school, I enjoy playing disc golf, watching baseball, coming up with puns, and listening to standup comedy.