Nile Sherman

Sous Chef

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

Since 2020.

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

Because its a family, not a job.

A quote that inspires your approach to your job.

“Every day above ground is a good day.”

Where is your special spot on campus?

The garden.

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee.

What makes an Oak Grove education unique?

Non linear specialized approach to individuality.

How do we prepare students for their life ahead?

By sharing life with them.

What outdoor experience has been most impactful for you?

Gardening.

The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is…

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, at UCSB Campbell Hall.

Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.

The future! Living in the moment can be a struggle for me. I don’t often look back, but too often focus forward. This is a particular struggle when it comes to the future of Oak Grove. I am excited to see the school continue to flourish.

Which teacher in your life affected you greatly? How?

My Mother, because she never told me what I wanted to hear.

Name something that nobody knows about you.

I’ve had false teeth since I was 10.

Person (dead or alive, famous or not) that you’d most like to share a meal with.

Mark Twain.

Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.

Angkor Wat.

What is your most bizarre OGS experience?

Being hired as Sous Chef and two weeks later being the Head Chef for almost six months.