A stocky man with square features, TG is an obvious descendent of Scandinavian ancestors. His gait has a peripheral intrigue to it, all at once forceful and manly, yet with a hint of a bowleg. One would never mistake him for an English teacher, yet that is his passion. A walking anomaly, the former Marine will just as soon pull out a guitar and belt out a homemade song to inspire his students. He is a favorite among the youth. He maintains tough standards in his classroom while still attracting (and entertaining) with his theatrical facial expressions and extravagant verbal ballet. If there is one thing he is certain about, it’s just about everything he does. Whether spawned from the Marine or the Teacher in him, TG has a decisive nature that makes most feel secure around him while a few grit their teeth. TG is a loving and devoted father and husband and wants to teach his students the right things along with the “write” things.