With a natural curiosity for the world around him, Adam (he/him) considers himself a perpetual student. His diverse employment background aligns with his innate curiosity. From collaborating on unique engineering projects like the substructure of One World Trade Center as a construction manager, to working as a firefighter, an arborist, a youth rock climbing instructor and a restaurant manager he values the diversity this range of experiences has exposed him to. There is one common thread that has been integral to Adam’s lifestyle since his teenage years; working with young people. He entered education in 2014 and has since taught junior high, high school, and worked in administration. Adam passionately strives to enable, empower, and mentor students, as well as coach and support fellow educators. He enthusiastically occupies his free time with family and friends and enjoys rock climbing, surfing and any other form of experiencing nature.