Jay began teaching Spanish in Atlanta in 1998. Despite have twenty years of experience, he has never tired of teaching. By always incorporating new techniques and exploring new methods, he has managed to avoid the doldrums. He had been successfully using input based methods for years before discovering OWL at a conference in 2015. Within the first few minutes of that workshop he was hooked and has been using OWL ever since. Since switching to OWL he has enjoyed the level of laughter and engagement he sees daily in his students and loves the opportunities OWL provides for students to show off what they can do with the language. When he is not working he loves being outdoors helping his young son explore the world.