Daniel Barnard, A.K.A. Mr. B, hails from the Green Mountain State of Vermont where he grew up skiing, biking, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the woods. He learned to drive on his parents’ 1990 and 1992 Ford Taurus station wagons, learned to ski at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, and developed a love for traveling by participating in school trips to France, New York City, and eventually Costa Rica, Israel, and Italy. He worked in many jobs ranging from ski instructing to babysitting to an after-school program that all helped him decide he wanted to be a teacher, especially the job in a infant to toddler daycare that helped him decide that early education was definitely not his cup of tea.
He enrolled at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and earned a BA in Humanities with a focus on history and a concentration in Elementary Education. After working for two years in a suburban Boston community as a fifth grade teacher, he decided to move west to discover the beauty and bounty of Oregon. He worked for four years as a third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in Mosier, Oregon. While working in Mosier, he enrolled in graduate school at Portland State University and earned a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.
His current hobbies include biking, hiking, traveling, camping, skiing when applicable, looking how much flights cost to exotic destinations such as Hawai’i and not-so-exotic destinations like Albany, New York or Burlington, Vermont, reading both nonfiction and fiction texts, making sure the Red Sox are in first place, and cooking up really good food that usually requires bacon as a staple ingredient.
His favorite movie is Jurassic Park. His favorite book is Jurassic Park. His favorite movie poster is Jurassic Park. His favorite movie characters are the velociraptors from Jurassic Park.
He lives in Hood River, Oregon with his lovely girlfriend and enjoys writing in the third person narrative whenever possible.