Personal Data

Originally from the Midwest area of the United States, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 2000 and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instructional Technology in 2003 from Iowa State University. In 2012, I earned a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Washington in Educational Communications and Technology.  I currently live in Auckland, New Zealand with my family.

I consider myself a Technology Philosopher, Instructional Technologist, Educator, Learner, Ultra Marathoner and Outdoor Junkie.


Ultra Distance Trail Running: Since 2009 I have competed in over thirty five trail running events including twenty five ultra distance trail races. I enjoy learning about myself and the world through running.

Hiking/Backpacking: Living in New Zealand I have an incredible playground in my backyard.

Travel: I have adventured, taught and worked globally and traveled to over two dozen countries.