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Since 2014, I have taught Latin at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, CA. From 2010 to 2014, I taught 7th and 8th grade Latin and film photography at Cathedral School for Boys in San Francisco, CA.

My book, The Essential Marcus Aurelius, was released by Tarcher-Penguin in 2008. It is a collaboration with philosopher and scholar Jacob Needleman. We are currently working on an introductory volume on Aristotle.

From 2006 to 2010, I taught theology and Latin at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma, CA.

I have a cleared California State Teaching Credential from Dominican University of California. I also taught Latin at the College Preparatory School in Oakland, CA during the Fall semester of 2005.

In 2004, I completed my M.A. in Classics at San Francisco State University. I wrote my thesis on Aristotle’s discussion of friendship in the Nicomachean Ethics. I also hold a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the same institution.

I am co-founder and co-moderator with Robert Patrick and David Maust, of the Latin–Best Practices online group, which has over one thousand teacher members.

Over the past decade, my experiences with Living Latin, as well as the CI/TPRS community of language teachers, have inspired me to find new ways to help a wider variety of students access Latin.

In addition to teaching and publishing, my interests include film photography, jazz improvisation, and cycling. I am married to a very talented interior designer. You can see her portfolio here