I have been involved with the sport of rowing for over thirty years and served as an educator and coach for twenty years. I started rowing in the United Kingdom at Kingston Grammar School at the age of 13. During my five years of high school rowing, I won two national championships in the 2- at the age of sixteen and in the schools head at the age of eighteen. In addition to this success, I earned a place on Great Britain Junior National team and competed in the 1992 Junior World Rowing Championships in the 2- finishing 9th.
After graduating from high school, I attended Boston University and placed 5th at the national championship regatta my freshman year. I was a member of the varsity eight in the 1995, 1996 and 1997 seasons. I was awarded the team MVP my sophomore and Senior Years. I graduated from Boston University with a BSc in Human Movement Studies.
I have competed as a masters rower winning many titles along the way. I won the 30-39 age group at the SWEAT indoor ergometer competition for six years in a row.
I have taught high school and middle school science since the beginning of my coaching and teacher career. I currently serve as science faculty at Holland Hall School in Tulsa, OK. In 2015, I was awarded Collins Family Award for Faculty Excellence and in 2018 the Pauline McFarlin Walter Upper School Master Teacher Chair.