How long have you been in the Asheville area?
We finished school in California, got married in Maryland and then moved to Asheville in 1993.
Tell us about your family.
Steve is a Rehab Manager. Our dog Aggie goes to work with him once a week. We have two boys. Jake is a Junior and Josh is a Freshman at Southern Adventist University. We also have a giant white cat named Sully.
How did you first get connected with APCS?
I participated in chapels and classroom worships at APCS for years. Then enrolled Jake in first grade and Josh came the next year in K. Seven years ago I joined the APCS team as principal.
What preparation did you have for your role at APCS?
I got my Masters in Religious Education from La Sierra. But strangely, my years as a hospice chaplain did a lot to prepare me to listen and lead and teach.
What insight about APCS does your role give you that most people don't know?
How very very hard teachers work. And how much they care for their students.
What do you hope for APCS?
That every day our students and teachers will all lean in to our mission - to Learn. Grow. Shine.
What do you do when you are not at APCS?
I am working on my board certification as a chaplain, I teach a Sabbath school class at Foster, and a Developmental Psychology class to Seniors at Mount Pisgah Academy.
What are your hobbies?
I love to read, walk, travel and hang out with my family!