I have been teaching agriculture and have been the FFA advisor at Santa Ynez High School for twenty three years. The courses I teach are: Agriculture Biology, Veterinary Science, Ornamental Horticulture, Advanced Ornamental Horticulture, Agriculture Mechanics, Advanced Agriculture Mechanics. The majority of agriculture courses are UC and CSU approved for admission requirements. Ag Earth Sciencemeets freshmen physical science requirements and is UC/CSU approved (this course is taught by Heather Clement). Ag Biology and Veterinary Science are both lab science courses meeting biology requirements. Ag Govt & Econ meet Govt & Economics requirements for the UC/CSU system, taught by Heather Clement. Horticulture is an approved UC elective course that meets fine arts requirements for graduation at the high school. Ag Mechanics is articulated with Allan Hancock College for students attending Hancock in the welding certification program.
I am one of the Santa Yenz FFA advisors and encourage all students to become involved in the FFA. The FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Personally, I have a bachelors degree in Animal Science and a masters degree in Agriculture from Cal Poly, SLO. I worked in the agriculture industry for eleven years prior to earning my teaching credential. I managed commercial cattle herds and assisted with commercial farming and haying operations. I enjoy gardening, reading, working with my two Border Collies and flyfishing in the summer.