My name is Damon K. Mollenkopf, but everyone calls me Mr. Mo. (except for my wife . . . and my kids . . . oh, and my parents . . . you get the idea)
I was born in Lancaster, PA but quickly moved to the NYC metro area where my mother is from. We moved to Bucyrus, OH when I was fairly young, when my father joined the Bucyrus police force. However, once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker. I still consider myself one, and if you listen carefully, you can still hear the accent slip through.
I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's in Communication. I started out as a manager of a sign company for a short while before joining the Columbus City Prosecutor's office as an investigator, then supervisor and trainer. I was recruited away to become the director of risk management for a trucking company, before eventually resigning to go back to school to get my teaching license. I did my student teaching at Westerville North, and am now in my 19th year teaching in Westerville.
In my spare time I'm a professional musician (see below), and a 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo. I've been studying at Perdue's Taekwondo in Westerville for years, and am an instructor there. In the Fall of 2019, I also returned to Ohio University to pursue a Master's Degree.
I'm married to my high school sweetheart, and have two kids: a 21-year old son, and a 17-year old daughter.
I'm a professional singer
I've been in MANY popular bands and have freelanced countless other times over the past 25 years. I'm still going, and still love it.
Check out some of the things I've done over the years: