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“Interesting Tidbits"

Favorite Movie: "Days of Thunder"

Favorite Book (of late): “Persuader” by Lee Child 

Sports/Hobbies: All water Sports, Fishing, Hunting, Dirt Bike Riding, and Wood Working

Favorite ("Pump-Up") Song: "Kick Start My Heart" by Motley Crue

Favorite Quote:  "You gotta be smarter than the tool" and "Take the time and do it right the first time, then I won't have to make you do it over again the right way!"

Teaching Philosophy: "To inspire my students to think outside Atwater and have a goal to accomplish upon completion of High School"


Influential People (Outside of Family): 


  • Mr. Bob Cummings- Agriculture Teacher/ Mentor Teacher
  • Dr. Mark Zohns- Cal Poly, SLO
  • Successful "Coaches"

Philosophy in Life:   “Live it like you're not going to be here tomorrow.”

 Atwater FFA


Mr. Dan Flatt


FFA  Advisor

Ag Mechanics SAE Advisor

​Poultry SAE Advisor

Advanced Power Mechanics Instructor

Ag Shop Skills Instructor

Ag Wood I, II, and III Instructor

Poultry CDE Judging Team Coach


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“Mini-Biography"


Birth Place:                       Carthage, TN
Hometown:                       Visalia, CA
Current Residence:         Atwater, CA

Family:  Wife (Susan), Son (Colby) and Daughter (Kendall)

High School:  Redwood High School

Education / Career Highlights:


  • Fresno Pacific College: B.A. Degree in Natural Science and Chemistryand Teaching Credential
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo: M.S. Degree in Agriculture Science
  • Fresno Pacific College: 4 Years as Residence Director
  • Firebaugh High School: 3 Years teaching Shop Skills, Welding, Ornamental Horticulture, and Farm Management


Atwater High School Instructor Since:  2000-2001

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Atwater High School Agriculture Department

Atwater FFA

PO Box 835  /  2201 Fruitland Ave

Atwater, CA  95301

Office:  209-357-6025

​Fax:  209-357-6067