I earned my M.A. in English/Creative Writing and my B.A. in Print Journalism from the University of North Dakota. I have years of teaching and tutoring experience, both inside and outside of the classroom, at a number of colleges and universities, including the U. of North Dakota, Embry-Riddle, National American University and Estrella Mountain Community College. I have taught such courses as Creative Writing, Fiction, Technical, and Business Writing and Composition 1 and 2. I am the author of six books, and have published scores of essays, articles, poems, short stories, and photographs in publications across the country. My media experience extends to newspaper, magazine and television work, as well as in public relations for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the North Dakota Army National Guard, and with the U.S. Forest Service. I am very well read, articulate, and have a comprehensive grasp of American Literature. I truly love to work one-on-one with students and adults who are motivated by writing and the world of literature. I try to identify the skills sets that my students possess and extend my tutoring with them beyond that point. I enjoy tutoring such subjects as reading, writing, history, social studies and geography. I am, first and foremost, a family man, who is happiest when hiking, exploring and sight-seeing with his wife and children.
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Dakota - Bachelor in Arts, Journalism
Graduate Degree: University of North Dakota - Master of Arts, English
Any activities pertaining to the Great Outdoors.
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
High School English