I have taught a variety of biology courses during my 25 years at JCC, including many of the core courses in biology. Since 2003, I have also co-taught the Tropical Biology Seminar, which has proven to be one of my most enjoyable courses. During odd-numbered spring semesters we spend Easter recess visiting the rainforests of Costa Rica and snorkeling the coral reefs of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Over the years we have witnessed the eruption of the Arenal volcano, watched the nesting of endangered leatherback sea turtles, and ziplined through the rainforest canopy.
Throughout the summer I enjoy fishing for smallmouth bass and walleye on Lake Erie. In 2011, my then 14-year-old daughter caught the largest walleye in New York State that year--11 pounds, 8 ounces! Once fall begins, my attention turns to fly fishing for steelhead, as well as deer hunting.