My Lovely Wife
I get to call this lovely lady my wife. We got hitched in September 2013 in the Texas Hill Country. She is amazing. Since the winter of 2012, she's been back in school at the University of Texas School of Social Work so she can get the degree necessary to become a therapist. One day, we're gonna grab a bit of land, plant a big garden, and spend a lot more time cooking, reading, and maybe raising some little ones.
This is the other love of my life. Tilly. She's really good at fetching tennis balls and is an incredible trail dog. She just turned two.
Since moving to Texas, I've made it a priority to spend as much time on a bike as possible. Nearly every day, you'll find me riding through City Park, the Greenbelt or any number of the great trails around Austin. I race Cat 1 / Open singlespeed mountain bikes in the Texas XC mountain bike circuit. I was Cat 2 State Champion for the 2015 XC season and am currently enjoying the 2016 competition.
This photo is from an epic 225 mile Durango to Moab trip done in July 2014.
I Like To Cook.
I'm convinced that some of the best things in life happen when friends come together around food. That's part of the reason we have a great big garden and a dining room table that seats 10. There's also the weekend baking projects, the spring pickling, the winter roasts and so much in between.
The Leaders & The Best
My classmates and friends at the University of Michigan's School of Information lived up to the University's motto. In the four or so years I spent in Ann Arbor, I studied Community Informatics and Information Policy and worked with good friends, faculty, and staff to develop an Open Education initiative, called Open.Michigan. While in Ann Arbor, I also helped start and operate a Friday morning breakfast salon called Selma Cafe.
Viva Mi Patria Bolivia
Latin America is a place I am happy to have had the good fortune of spending quite a bit of time: Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba. I'm not done yet.
Travel is pretty important to me. And, to have already seen so much of this planet amazes me - Europe, Latin America, North America, China. While it's great to get away, I value the opportunity to interact with new people in new places. Rarely do I return not feeling humbled by how lucky I have it.
I like small planes. I also like the idea that someday soon we might be able to realize the potential of affordable, small scale regional air transportation. Not sure how, just yet.