Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English (UC Davis) MA in Education (UC Davis) Single Subject Teaching Credential, English (UC Davis) Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (CSUS)
Mr. Holmes joined the Grizzly team in 2011 as an English and Journalism teacher. After his first year at GBHS, he had the opportunity to return to his roots, and succeeded the late Jim Prichard as the school's third Director of Theatre Arts.
Growing up in El Dorado County, he spent most of his high school years in the theater at Union Mine High School under the tutelage of Pete Miller. After studying theatre at the University of California, Irvine for several years, Holmes finished his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of California, Davis where he also received his single-subject teaching credential in English, and a Master of Arts degree in Education where his research focused on student writing and the metacognitive process.
During the summer, Holmes teaches theatre arts at Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp through the El Dorado County Office of Education, where he has spent the past twelve years working to help students further their artistic passions. During the year, he stays involved with Sugarloaf by serving as President on the board of directors for the Sugarloaf Station Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money to help students attend camp.
In another life, Holmes has worked for the Oakland Raiders, Sacramento Kings, and has been a professional freelancer for USA Today Sports Media.