Dr. Wayland and his family moved to Oregon six years ago after finishing military service. They live in lovely Fall Creek on a small farm in a gorgeous wooded setting. Dr. Wayland and his wife Jen have been BCA parents since the school’s inception and have felt privileged to participate in the community. Dr. Wayland received his Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2010, and a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry in 2005 from the University of California San DIego. His love of chemistry and passion for science led him to accept a position teaching both Chemistry and Biology to BCA high schoolers. His goals this year are to help students learn to understand and apply the scientific method, to foster within students a desire for ongoing learning within the STEM community, to have fun in a laboratory setting, and to see that being a big science nerd is a good thing!