Kyle was born in Santa Barbara and attended college in Los Angeles at Occidental College.  He began teaching in a traditional school in LA, but left after two years to work at a progressive charter school in Woody Creek Colorado. This experience formed the foundation of his educational philosophy, and e has stayed with progressive schools ever since.  Most recently, Kyle taught at High Tech  High Chula Vista before coming to Animas. Kyle was drawn to Animas by the combination of an ideal philosophy and a chance to get back into the mountains of Colorado.  He brings his wife, two children, and two dogs with him.  Kyle is enjoys hiking and climbing, and generally exploring the outdoors.