You ought to be wondering what I can do to help.
Helping teenagers use their minds to tackle the next important challenge has been my career for the past twenty years.
For most of that time I wore a high school English teacher’s hat.
I also taught special education for four years.
I know a thing or two about the struggles high school students face.
And the executive skills necessary to overcome those obstacles.
I bring a lot of insight from the road of life as well.
Years ago I played pro basketball in Israel.
I sold stocks and bonds for Merrill Lynch in Boston.
Ran a horse farm on Cape Cod.
Bartended in LA.
Fished commercially in Alaska.
Acted in a play, in LA.
Tended a herd of muskoxen, not in LA.
And built vacation homes in the mountains of Colorado.
At the beginning of my incredible journey I was one of five children that grew up in a centuries old farmhouse on a dirt road in southern New Hampshire.
And when I was twelve my family spent a year living on the shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.
Today I’m married and have three fabulous step-children.
For 23 years my wife Molly and I have made Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley our home.
And to keep things interesting every summer we take a group of high school students to Africa to explore and camp where majestic creatures from an earlier epoch still roam the savannah.
Enough about me.
It’s your child’s growth I’m interested in.
How are they managing their time?
Do they have a sense of purpose or drive?
What gives their life meaning?
Do their efforts in school fall below their potential?
Are they resisting responsibility and relying on excuses to get by?
Before I tell you what I do, let me tell you what I don’t do.
I don’t offer a quick fix.
I’m not a band-aid.
Nor am I a homework tutor 😉