"I've been sailing in small boats with my dad since before I can remember. I've sailed on many types of boats, from windsurfing to a tall ship, but small boat lake sailing is still my favorite. This is my second year at Hoofers and my first year teaching adults, but I taught 10 year olds for two idyllic summers when I was in college. My favorite part of teaching is witnessing the moment when fear turns into excitement (often after the first capsize). Adults may not be as transparent as children, but I hope I can instill some of this excitement into my Hoofers students as well!
When I'm not sailing, I'm a graduate student studying the microbial community ecology of Lake Mendota. Basically, my life is all things Lake Mendota."