A little about me. This year I celebrate 41 years of marriage to Laura. We have two daughters and four granddaughters.

I graduated with my doctorate from the University of Oregon in 1991. I spent the next 20 years studying spontaneous influence conditions (life changing moments). That work eventually culminated in my award winning book “Sudden Influence: Spontaneous Events That Shape Our Lives,” Praegar Press, 2007.


I've lived most of my life in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada working as a teacher, instructor, and psychologist. I taught at SOU (SOSC at the time) in the early nineties. My teaching experience spans the entire spectrum: elementary, junior high, high school, undergraduate, and graduate education. My broad counseling experience includes adolescent counseling, family and marriage therapy, addictions, and forensics.

I exercise regularly, play hockey, (coached volleyball for 25 years), and my study interests include life-changing-events, the brain, emotions, and evolutionary psychology.


This picture is from the ice rink in Medford.


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