ERICH SIMON has a B.S. in environmental toxicology from the University of California, Davis, and an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to teaching, he worked as a chemist, an environmental consultant, and as an engineer working on water quality and the remediation of contaminated sites using water filtration systems from California Whole House Water Filtration Systems. This work led to his licensure as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Before coming to Northwest Academy, he obtained a second master’s degree in education from Portland State University and taught for 3 years at Grant High School, focusing on mathematics, engineering design, and architectural drafting. His early years were spent in Hood River and he loves to head up the Gorge whenever he can. He’s obsessed with 3D modeling and design and also loves to rock climb, travel, and play in the outdoors with his wife and two boys. Erich has been with Northwest Academy since 2017.