After leaving the contentment that the cows and colleges of Northfield provided him throughout his childhood, Chris graduated from Macalester College in 2004 with degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies. He took a hiatus from studying to paint houses with the family business, and when he spent a month at an environmental education camp (Camp Widjiwagan-near Ely, MN), he realized that he was to become an educator.
In the fall of 2006 he both enrolled in Hamline’s Master of Arts in Teaching program and started working at Avalon Charter School as an educational assistant. He left Avalon in May of 2008 for Peru to do his student teaching, and returned in the fall as a licensed teacher! He has enjoyed his many roles here at Avalon, including advisor, technology coordinator, seminar instructor, and middle school science teacher.
When Chris is not busy teaching, he can usually be found enjoying the outdoors.
Chris can be reached at (651) 649-5495 ext. 202 firstname.lastname@example.org