I would explain my life as a roller coaster of emotions with many twists and turns, bumps and bruises that have led to my survival. Now, 41 years later in life. Currently, I teach at Northern Lights Community School (NLCS), in Warba, MN. We are a small charter school of roughly 100 students, 6-12. I am an Adviser of 24 students. Prior to January 20, 2009, I taught at Cass Lake Alternative Learning Center (ALC), in the heart of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation for eight years as a Physical Education teacher. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 at Bemidji State University majoring in Physical Education and Minoring in Developmental Adapted Physical Education (D/APE). On November 30, 2007 my partner of 10 years, Karen and I adopted three children. Nathan, Emily and Adrian. On February 7, 2015 I married my lovely wife. We purchased a cabin on Big Balsam Lake and love spending our time together fishing, and sharing our little piece of heaven with friends.