Randall Grayson, Ph.D.
- Doctorate in psychology with concentrations in developmental, social, and organizational psychology
- Taught at 3 universities, including child development at Westmont
- Attended scores of professional development workshops etc. in numerous disciplines of psychology over decades
- Read over 250 magazines a year
- Read a couple dozen blogs regularly
- Read over 1000 books on human development (total, not annually :-))
- Have been working with children and families in an outdoor educational, residential setting for over 20 years
- That’s about 20,000 hours of direct time
- Because there are numerous children/families around a time, that number can be multiplied by 100+ in terms of being exposed to the more significant challenges that usually come to my attention
- Diverse populations, from children in extreme poverty and without parents to highly privileged children and families
- Trained thousands of adults in practical child and human development techniques
- Father myself
Other fun facts
- Handy with both broad swords and fencing swords
- Master balloon artist
- Has broken 16 bones, including neck (snow skiing accident), being a quadriplegic for over a year
- Worked as a cowboy on a sheep ranch in New Zealand, a pizza driver, lawn mower, retail, massage therapist, computer tech support, training developer, office manager, door-to-door salesman, and many more.
- Certified massage therapist
- Traveled extensively, including: China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, every state in the US except Alaska, numerous European countries, India, and more.
- Used to own an 8 foot boa constrictor named “Cuddles.”