I love to get outdoors and travel. I visit the Adirondack State Park on a regular basis and I must say, it's one of my favorite places in the whole world. I also enjoy traveling to new places. I studied in Australia for five months, which was beautiful. I've also visited China, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Canada, and many states across the U.S. I think it's great to visit new places, but I always love coming home to my favorite place, Upstate NY.
I spend most of my time with my family. I live in Burnt Hills with my wife (Amy), two daughters (Kate and Alexandria), and beagle (Churchill). My daughter, Alexandria, turned two in October and Kate was born on July 19th! They keep us very busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!
I also enjoy playing and watching sports. My favorite basketball team is the New York Knicks. I still love playing basketball and soccer and I like watching just about any sport on TV (when there's time).
While sports are fun, one of my favorite things to do is exercise my mind. I like to read, write, and play chess. My favorite genre to read is nonfiction because I like to learn about real people, places, and things. My favorite genre to write is fiction because it allows me to use my creativity. Chess is an exciting game because no matter how many times you play, each game always turns out differently.
One of my greatest interests of all is teaching! I've been teaching elementary school for eleven years and I love that I get the chance to learn and grow every day!