WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Brigham City, Utah
WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
An Old Testament prophet
WHAT MADE YOU GET INTO TEACHING?
In the summer of 2006 I waited tables in Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park. Some of my coworkers were from Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, etc. I found myself going hiking, swimming, dancing, and playing board games with them despite our language barrier. Soon, I was teaching them English in these different situations. Often they would comment that I should teach English in their countries. Ultimately, I found something that I was good at and satisfied that need in our community.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECAIL TALENT?
I play a few different musical instruments poorly (guitar, piano, electric bass, saxophone.) Also, I'm a first generation college graduate.
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Either New York-LaGuardia airport or the Ft. Lauderdale airport. These cities were not part of my scheduled flight. Never fly with Spirit Airlines.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
I think I can tell if they are happy or not.
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
3M Precise Mounsing Surface
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
I have a toddler, I don't get to watch movies.
FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I don't watch sports, but I saw a middle-weight boxing match once and it was wonderful to see. Marshall McLuhan said sports are ultimately culturally acceptable violence; an organized war for team profits. Now you see why I don't watch sports.
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Can I subsitute this question for a top five instead?
1. Charles Frazier-- Cold Mountain
2. Cormac McCarthy-- No Country for Old Men
3. Cormac McCarthy-- The Road
4. Jonathan Franzen-- The Corrections
5. D.H.Lawrence-- Sons and Lovers
Honorable Mention: Daniel Quin-- Ishmael