I am not a teenager and I do not pretend to be one or know what it is like to be a teen today. But I find that since I work with teens, I need to know a little bit about what is going on in their world.
So I created this blog, I am not a Teenager, as a resource for those who work with teens and want a little insight into teen trends and culture. I believe that if you stay in touch with the changing and emerging teen trends, it opens up opportunities to better serve teens and build relationships with them.
A little bit about me, I am a Husband and father to two beautiful girls and have a baby boy due in July. I have been working with youth and teens my whole life. I spent several years as an adventure guide for at-risk youth and for the last 10 years working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (5 as Teen Director at a local Club and the last 5 for the National Organization focusing on teens). Following teen trends and culture interests to me. It helps me develop programs and activities for teens and connect with them. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, camping, white water rafting and rock climbing. I am one of those guys that wears the silly finger shoes (Five Fingers) while exercising. I Love BBQ both eating it and preparing it myself (frequently have ribs on my smoker). And I am a die hard Detroit Red wings Fan.