I don’t think it would be too much of a stretch to say that I had a unique childhood. I was born and raised for the first six years of my life in the great state of Montana. My namesake was a mountain who was also my father’s hero; John Colter. The summer I turned six my family moved to Penang, Malaysia where my parents taught in a school that educated children whose parents were Christian missionaries in remote regions of the world. It’s been a wild ride ever since. I have always been a fascinated student of humanity. And the environment(s) around me.
After serving two terms with AmeriCorps right out of college, teaching high school english for 4 years in Baltimore City, and occupying various other roles throughout my adult life, I am currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. I look forward to building a career that will involve counseling, teaching, writing, and continuing to learn and observe as much as possible about the fascinating world around me and the ways in which humanity interacts with it.