Welcome to our class!
Thank you for choosing to enroll in one of
my Grossmont College CSIS courses. I know you have many courses
to choose from and I feel honored that you picked one that I
Here's a link to a brief movie saying hello to you.
We will be together for many
weeks this semester and I like to learn about my students. I’ll
tell you a bit about myself and ask you to do the same for me.
I love teaching at Grossmont College. I
primarily love this job because of all the interesting people
like yourself that I get to interact with. It’s really pretty
neat working with people who want to learn and improve their
lives. And every one of you has unique gifts and skills to
A few activities that I love (and have
photos on my web page) are:
- surfing. Many mornings I head down to either
Mission Beach, Sunset Cliffs or possibly La Jolla reefs or
shores. What a great way to start a day!
- fishing. I have fished all over the world and have
caught many types of fish. I love going to Mexico and our local
shores for ocean fishing or up to the mountains for the clear
trout streams. Ahhhh…. there’s just something about being out
on the water that I love. My boys'
Fishing Web Site is here.
- playing music with my band, “Mango Bay”. For the last
many years our band has played all over San Diego. We play beach
music, such as surf tunes, reggae, blues, rock, and more. You
may see us at Padre games, block parties, Rock ‘n Roll
Marathons, opening for larger “name acts” at beach area cantinas
and a whole variety of gigs.
- traveling to and meeting people from all over the world.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many places. I’ve been to
each continent at least five times, except Australia only
twice. I used to work in Africa for three years and study in
England for a year. It just became a hobby and part of my life
for many years to take off to Brazil, the Philippines, Turkey,
Greece, Egypt, all over Asia, Africa, Europe many times, and
almost all 50 of our states. I have lived for one year
in England and three years in Africa. Now with the kids I’m focusing on
our continent for a while. Three years ago we took a 5-month
journey around the continent and spent two months in Mexico,
two in the USA and one month in Canada. Currently I'm
happy just traveling
around the United States, Canada and especially Mexico. There’s
so much to see in our own backyard! San Diego is a pretty
If we share a common interest let me know. Now you know a bit about me… let me know who you are.
Please don’t be shy. Come by, introduce yourself, and once
again, welcome to class!