About Me

I grew up in Connecticut, lived in Torrington when I started school, and attended Riverside Elementary through second grade. My family moved from Torrington to Bethlehem when I was seven. After graduating from Nonnewaug High School, I studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I wrote, produced, and recorded music. Many people ask what instrument I played; it depended on the composition, but mostly piano, guitar, voice, and trombone. I earned a bachelor's degree in music education.

Returning to Connecticut, I got married and started my first job as a band director for the Watertown Public School system. During my time at Watertown, I also taught a humanities class. Because this class involved many interdisciplinary lessons, I came to realize how much I enjoyed teaching mathematics. I decided to study at Western Connecticut State University, where I wrote a thesis on the work various mathematicians did to perfect the tuning of fixed pitch instruments such as pianos. After receiving a master's degree in mathematics, I was hired by the Torrington Public School system for my current position.

Other than mathematics and music, I have many other interests. I love working with my hands, and have taken on projects ranging from repairing engines to constructing my current home. I also do work in IT Development for various non-profits. All of these experiences have helped me as a teacher, allowing me to show students how mathematics can be used to solve real-life problems.

My wife and I now have two children. We live near the border of a state forest, and enjoy observing the wildlife, hiking, and biking. I am lucky to be teaching in Torrington High School, where I have had the honor of working with many gifted young men and women.