“I love being a student at Trinity because of the wonderful faculty members. Each individual and unique class I take is paired with an equally individual and unique teacher. The passion they have for their subjects influences me every day. They inspire me to work harder and show me the beauty in all areas of study. Their enthusiasm for learning is contagious, and I am grateful for every single one of them!”Trinity Student
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Where are you from?
I have been playing volleyball with a group of people for the past 15 years, and recently have been playing year-round in a men’s league and in other capacities.
I am also a book hound. I enjoy learning about classical history & languages, European history (especially Germany and the inter-war period), the religion and philosophy of India, and world folklore and mythology.
How did you first learn about Trinity School at River Ridge?
I first learned about Trinity when I was working at Loome Theological Booksellers from 2005-2007. The owner, Dr. Thomas Loome, had sent a few of his children here, as had one of the managers. They both suggested that I apply to Trinity.
What do you love most about teaching at Trinity?
I get to share things that I love with a group of people, both faculty and students.
Describe one of your most significant life experiences.
About 20 years ago, my parents took my brother and me to Europe. It was my first time out of the country. We visited family in Sweden, then spent time in Denmark, Germany and Austria. After that, they flew home and I spent a month in Italy by myself. It was an experience that has shaped me in more ways than I can enumerate.
I also worked as an usher for the Minnesota Orchestra for 3 years during college, and was blessed to be able to hear many great performances and see great classical and jazz performers.
Describe a moment of significant intellectual awakening in your life.
Strangely enough, much of the awakening of interest in Western culture and literature is traceable to my encounter with the works of Friedrich Nietzsche while I was in high school. Though I disagree now with nearly every conclusion he reached, he saw and diagnosed clearly much of the spiritual direction of the West of the past century and a half. His forceful, lively writing brought to my attention many of the great names and works of European civilization.
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B.A. Music Education, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 1984. Richfield Public Schools, 1987-1988; Morristown Public Schools, 1985-1987; Trinity School at River Ridge, 2017-present.
Director of IT
B.A. Catholic Studies and Philosophy, University of St. Thomas, 2002. Trinity School at River Ridge, 2002-present.