I am in my 40’s and work for the American International School of Chennai. I have previously worked in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as a middle and high school PE teacher and in Petersburg, Alaska as the Director of Parks and Recreation. I attended the Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, NY and then Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska. I grew up in Fairport, NY where I was an avid Boy Scout. I am married to Pepper and try to be a good dad for Jordan Archer and our 9 year old adopted son Jacob.
I am an avid maker. I have had projects in Readymade magazine (RIP), Popular Photography magazine, Sierra Club magazine, the books The Best of Instructables and Extraordinary Projects for Ordinary People. I have had Jay Leno show one of my projects on the Tonight Show. I have been on a Japanese TV show to show how to make one of my projects.
I am a fan of variety – especially in the use of my facial hair and side burns. I love to travel, take lots of photos that need to be sorted, edited and posted. I like to try new beer and odd foods.