Jamie grew up in Rumson, New Jersey, and Sun Valley, Idaho, before matriculating to Boston College, where he graduated with honors, earning a BA in education. During his time at Boston College, Jamie became involved with Habitat for Humanity after traveling to Appalachia over spring break to help construct homes for the underprivileged. This experience inspired him to volunteer as a tutor before student teaching at a variety of schools in the Boston area.
After graduating from Boston College, Jamie hiked the Inca Trail in Peru, backpacked through the Talkeetna Mountains in Alaska, and hunted the Big Five while on safari in Tanzania and Kenya. Jamie clearly has a passion for travel, but he could not deny a desire to teach. This led him to pursue an advanced degree in special education from Simmons College while teaching study skills courses at Landmark School, an independent boarding school on the north shore of Massachusetts.
In 2006, Jamie and his wife, Mary Ellen, moved to Avon and have been fortunate to call the Old Farms campus home ever since. Jamie enjoys providing academic support to students in the Learning Center, coaching both hockey and golf, and serving as a dorm parent in Pelican Dormitory. When not working, Jamie treasures spending time in Vermont with his family.