Whatever your purpose in visiting — whether you want to learn more about me or simply have a general interest in the sport of figure skating — I hope you'll find this site useful. Skating has been the centerpiece of my life since I was a child, and I am always excited to share this enduring passion with others.
For those who are thinking about taking up skating, the right place to start is usually through the group classes offered by your local ice arena. Of course, depending on your interests, goals, and level of progress, you may at some point start thinking about taking private lessons. If so, this site is for you.
Whether you are new to private lessons, have just moved into the area, or are thinking of making a switch from your current coach, the goal of this site is to help you make an informed decision. As I explain under Choosing a Coach, there are many factors to consider when deciding who should be your instructor. The more you know about me, my coaching philosophy, and the accomplishments of my many terrific and incredibly talented students both past and present, the easier it will be to decide if I might be the right instructor for you or your child.
If you are a new student, or perhaps are already taking lessons from me, this site includes some essential information regarding my policies and practices, as well as payment options. Please note, unlike most other coaches in the Roseville area, I am an independent contractor and not an employee of Skatetown or any other facility, therefore certain policies and provisions are unique to me and my business.
Again, thank you for visiting. See you on the ice!
If you have pictures you would like to contribute to the Gallery, would like to add your comments to People Say..., or have suggestions, corrections, or updates you think I should consider, please let me know. This site is always a work in progress, but I can't do it without your help!
When planning for lessons and practice, be sure to consult the Skatetown web site for current or updated Freestyle, Public Session, and Coffee Club schedules. These schedules change seasonally, as well as for school holidays and special events such as skating competitions and hockey tournaments.