I've always enjoyed traveling, especially once I've arrived at the destination and had some time to get my bearings, but unlike a lot of people I generally prefer the colder, darker, more haunted places. I suppose that confirms that I'm a New Englander at heart even more-so than the fact that I grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and coincidentally reside there today with my wife and son. We had previously lived in Newburyport for a time, and my heart and mind still cling to community and some of its establishments. I am a member of the board of directors at the Museum of Old Newbury for example where I help to determine programming and volunteer my time documenting programs and events via photography and video.
After attending Andover public schools, I pursued a B.F.A. in studio arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in association with Tufts University and graduated from that program in 2007. After this I decided that I might enjoy teaching and knew that Tufts had a wonderful M.A.T. program, so after a year of thinking on the matter I applied, and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Teaching, Visual Arts 5-12, and have been a professional educator ever since. I currently teach at Wilmington High School, in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and for the last few years have taught photography exclusively.
I am a man who wears many hats; whether its being a father, a husband, an artist, an educator, or semi-professional photographer, I've always struggled with having many interests and often yearned to be someone who could hyper-focus on one medium, or one subject, or one role, but that's just not me. A TED speaker once did a talk about this personality type and they coined it people like me "multipotentialites". I was just glad to learn I'm not alone.