I am incredibly passionate about teaching, outreach, and science communication. I believe that my primary job as an educator is to provide my students with a natural, critical learning environment. I develop my courses so that students are given opportunities to try new things, potentially fail, and then given the chance to use what they learned to try again. I believe that every one of my students has the capacity to learn. I strive to challenge my students' view of what recreation is and how recreation is managed by providing them with engaging, meaningful, and challenging classroom discussions, case studies, and active-learned based exercises.
I attempt to include field experiences in the classroom whenever possible and ensure that my students can actually apply the knowledge they learn in my class and not just regurgitate memorized information. In my classroom, I allow the material covered and the way in which it is presented and explored to be tailored to the desires and needs of each class of students. In this way I ensure that the information remains relevant and engaging to each unique group of students.