John is currently an Educational Technologist with Mat-Su School Districts. He was formerly a STEM teacher at Wasilla High School and a 21st-century educator. This is his 16th year in education and in that time, he has been the Alaska STEM teacher of the year, Alaska FTC (First Tech Challenge) Robotics coach of the year, a BP teacher of excellence, participated in numerous scholarship committees, worked as the MSEA union’s bargaining spokesperson, and served on several educational boards. John pioneered and developed the digital media, computer science, and robotics programs at Wasilla High School. He has taught Broadcast Journalism, AP Computer Science, Robotics, and Digital Media courses. John is an avid outdoor enthusiast disguised as a tech-nerd. His addictions include mountain biking and whitewater kayaking. He loves participating in races including the Susitna 100 and Iditasport Ultra-Marathons.