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I'M A TECH COORDINATOR FROM WEST-CENTRAL MINNESOTA. I DIG DISC GOLF, GUITARS, MOTORCYCLES, JEEPS, QUADCOPTERS, SPECIAL OLYMPICS, ADOPTION, GEOCACHING, GOOGLE, MACS, JESUS, AND DEMON HUNTER. NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER.

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About Me

I'm a former first and fourth grade teacher who is currently enjoying life as a Technology Specialist for Fergus Falls Public Schools in west-central Minnesota.

I started iQ Academy Minnesota, an online K-12 public school serving students across Minnesota.

I've also deployed Google Apps for Education to our 2000+ students and staff.

I frequently present on education technology topics at national conventions like TIES, and regional gatherings like Google Apps for Education Summits.

I also provide school districts one- or two-day summer Technology Boot Camp when asked.

I'm the founder of the Fergus Falls Mowing Club, a volunteer organization that mows yards in and around Fergus Falls for needy individuals.

I love video editing, web design, all things Google and Apple, and teaching teachers how to use tech tools to reach students.

In my spare time I play guitar and drums at my church, coach Special Olympics, play disc golf, work on my Jeep Wrangler, and fly quadcopters.

Awards

  • 2004 Fergus Falls Education Association Teacher of the Year nominee

  • 2005-2006 Fergus Falls Public Schools Excellence in Education award winner

  • 2016-2017 Fergus Falls Public Schools Support Staff of the Year recipient

  • 2017 Special Olympics Minnesota Volunteer of the Year