The seed of astronomy was planted in me when I was 8 years old and my grandfather took me out to see Comet Hailey in the night sky. I was so amazed that the sky was capable of such a beautiful change. The sky became so magical and mysterious, that my curiosity could not be squelched.

I have worked for the park service for about 10 years in 9 different park units. I also worked for the LodeStar Astronomy Center in Albuquerque. I have given hundreds of astronomy programs in parks and planetariums over the past ten years and I am excited to be part of this class to be rejuvenated and given fresh ideas on how to bring astronomy to the public.