Salutations. My name is Kevin Hall. I'm married to a wonderful lady named Joanne, and I have two lovely daughters: Lindsey and Alana. Also included in our family are a cat (Mufasa), a dog (Tully), some fish, some stick bugs, and a Leopard Gecko named Hawkeye. My wife is a lab technician, and I have the extreme privilege of being able to explore and share science with over 160 students every year as a high school science teacher. My oldest daughter graduated from Western (go Vikings!) with a degree in linguistics with minors in Arabic and psychology. My youngest daughter is beginning her big adventure by attending Washington State University. I'm very proud of both my kiddos!!
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the University of California at Davis in 1988. After working at a science supply house for 5 years and then as a histology lab technician and classroom support tech at University of Massachusetts Medical School for 7 years, I finally found my dream job: teaching high school science. I started at (Worcester) North HS in Worcester, MA under Matthew Morse, one of the finest principals it's ever been my privilege to know. I was also lucky enough to be able to coach track and asst. coach cross-country at North during my brief stay there. After teaching at North for only three short years, Joanne and I moved back to the west coast, and I taught as a substitute for three years at W.F.West HS in Chehalis, WA before finding a permanent spot at North Thurston HS in Lacey.
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy playing music (I play in the Northwest Wind Symphony, Olympia Jazz Tentette, South Sound Swing Orchestra, South Sound Saxophone Ensemble, and No Strings Attached, a saxophone quartet), studying Tae Kwon Do, doing genealogy research, collecting comic books (Daredevil, in particular), and doing some amateur nature photography. You can find some of my pictures on my Backyard Bio page as well as over on BugGuide.net.