出身     アメリカ/コネチカット州/ファーミントン

 来日した時期 :2002年9月

 講師歴    :17年

 校舎     :千葉校

 日本語    :△


What do you do in your free time?


I’m pretty into cooking. Growing up, my family had a small deli so I’ve always been interested in cooking.
These days I try to recreate the things I miss from the U.S., like good pizza, chili and other hearty soups.

What has surprised you since you came to Japan?


I’m constantly impressed by Japan’s public transportation system. From the bullet train to local buses, everything is great. After living in Chicago for five years, I couldn’t believe how reliable Japanese trains and buses are.

Something interesting about your hometown or what do you miss about your hometown?


My hometown is pretty small to be honest, but if you are in the area you can visit the Mark Twain House. It’s a museum now where you can see the place where one of America’s greatest writers wrote his most famous books.

Favorite place in Japan?


I love Ishigaki Island in Okinawa. I’ve been there a few times and it’s fantastic. It’s not so touristy and there isn’t a lot to do there, but it’s a great place to soak in the sun, have a few beers and get a feel for the real Okinawa.

Favorite memory in Japan?


My favorite memory is when I took a day trip from Ishigaki to Taketomi Island. I took the ferry from Ishigaki and then had an awesome day on Taketomi wandering around, eating local food and taking in the incredible scenery.