Head of School
Bacchus was born in a small hidden village in Northern California, protected by a rogue border patrol that removed any sign that suggested such a place existed. He spent his early years there frolicking on the beach with the children of hippie rock stars until his family decided it was time to move to the Seattle area and give the public school system a go. Bacchus tried about as many schools as he could, including four different institutions during his high school years. He eventually earned a BA from the Evergreen State College and a Master’s in Teaching from Western Washington University. He found his way to Explorations Academy and learned more as a teacher than he ever did as a student. During his eight-year stint, he discovered a passion for backpacking, cooking, foraging, and finding the hidden connections that make any subject fascinating. He also started his thru-hiking obsession, hiking the Camino de Santiago four times, crossing most of Iceland, and completing the Pacific Crest Trail. He has served as Head of School since 2018, and he is excited to continue the work of leading Explorations Academy into the future.