Educator, immigrant, JET alumni, veteran/Marine living and working in Japan.

In contrast, my professional experience lies in retail, sales, accounting, and teaching, however, my hobbies are more closely related to the world of art and design. As a child, I always dreamed about becoming a professional animator, but the older I got (despite having a natural talent/eye for it) the more I was driven towards a separate path.

With that said, I enjoy drawing, painting, gardening, interior design and (from time-to-time) creating worksheets for my classes/students. Feel free to browse my site, view my blog, or check out my online EFL material. Should you be interested in learning more about me, feel free to follow the link to “My Story” below.

  • Special Teaching License (2020)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Nara Governor – Shogo Arai (2019)
  • JET Kizuna Ambassador (2019)
  • Nara ALT Skills Development Conference Final Keynote Speaker (2018)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2009)
  • White House – Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (2007)
  • Nordstrom’s Customer Service All-Star Award (2004)

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