Jacob Denbrook spent time teaching in Japan, Oregon, and Wyoming, and has been an educator for about 8 total years. You'll see him out hiking, snowboarding, shooting landscape photography, playing basketball, playing several instruments, and coaching. I like to think a "vacation" is composed of a 12 mile hike into alpine territory with 3,500 feet of elevation gain, and I like to drag my wife and children along on these endeavors. I truly believe in the that life's pleasures are better earned when accompanied by some pain. My wife is Jill, and my children are Henry (5) and Evelyn (2.5).