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I am an American teacher and professional coach in Jyväskylä, Finland. I obtained my master’s of sport sciences degree in sport and exercise psychology and currently I am an English language teacher and researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. With experience teaching abroad in Chile and Japan, coaching athletics in the US and Finland, I am passionate about enhancing athletic performance and also development of youth through sports. As an avid fan of professional eSports I write Mind Games as an online magazine about the intersection of performance mental-skills and competitive gaming. You can hire me as a sport psychological skills trainer through Mind Games Consulting.
I have worked professionally as a swim coach and instructor since 2009, first in Boston and currently in Jyväskylä. I also work independently on a volunteer basis as a personal trainer and physical activity counselor. As much as possible I try to encourage the development of mental strength and a mindset of self-motivation.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Starcraft: Brood War
World of Warcraft
Starcraft 2 (US Auorora)
League of Legends (EU-NE Auorora)
In the eSports field I am developing a study on the multi-action plan’s use with active, professional eSport players. If you are a current eSport professional and have an interest in participating studies, please contact me using the information above or via the inquiry form here.
In Finland I am a full time teacher of academic English at the University of Jyvaskyla. In my free time I do sport psychology research, and I coach swimming and soccer at various levels.
Prior to moving to Finland I worked as an English language instructor for EC Boston. While living in Massachusetts I also volunteered as a soccer referee for the America Scores Boston program, and worked as a master’s swim coach and instructor. From 2007 to 2009 I worked as an assistant language teacher on the JET Programme in Aomori, Japan and for a year before that as an English professor at the University of Atacama in Chile.
Before beginning my teaching career in 2006 I was in the business sector.
Fun reasons you should hire me
- I have hiked the Inca Trail
- I have lived in the driest desert on Earth
- I rode the trans-siberian railroad end to end
- I delivered our second child myself after a hospital mixup
- I was a competitive swimmer for 19 years. Once I dove in and my suit came off. I won the race, then went back and got my suit.
- Despite being American, I’ve lived in more Axis countries than Allied countries in my life. Also I have a Japanese yukata and a German lederhosen.
- I can kill a dear with a bow and arrow (you’ll want me around when the zombies take over)