As an instructor https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1ISXVXUE1LTVk5OFZiTFM4ZXZQb0E6MQ at the Kent Career and Technical Center for 16 years, I've been very fortunate to work with students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. This has allowed me to further my education daily, as I attempt to pass along to students the knowledge I've gained from our local economy, my consumer experiences, past employment in the retail world, and school.
Marketing and business is ever-changing and therefore makes for interesting class discussions and lessons to learn. Using our daily experiences and observations, marketing provides students the necessary foundation to become future business leaders. Simplified into easy-to-understand language, marketing is the building of trustworthy relationships. I've enjoyed building those relationships with business professionals, past professors, and with current and former students.
My educational experiences have been in a variety of retail, service, and business facilities, and combined with my education at Central & Western Michigan Universities, I feel very privileged to work with today's students to share what I've learned along the way.
Western Michigan University: Master of Arts in Education, Technical Education - CTE, 2001 - 2003
Central Michigan University: Marketing & Business Education, 1989 - 1994 Activities and Societies: Central Michigan Varsity Soccer 89-94 - Mid American Conference Champs.
High School: Okemos H.S. - Okemos Michigan (1989)
My wife (Sarah) has taught in the Grandville Public Schools for 16 years, and our three daughters (Naomi 17, Ellie 11, and Kayla 8) all have enjoyed their educational experiences provided in the Grandville community. During the summer months, we enjoy traveling together and have explored various state and national parks through camping and hiking.
Interests include: kayaking, fishing, sailing, soccer, camping and hiking our state & national Parks, our two current labrador retrievers (Maya, Benzi), and our gone, but not forgotten labs (Dakota and Gracie).
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