I'm a California-native that just returned to the homeland. I spent the last four years in Iowa, and it was a pretty great experience. I go to university, and I'm studying music composition and economics. Those are two very different fields but I think they're both exceptional. If I do not pursue a music-driven career, I would really like to be an economist...then again in this day and age you never know where you'll end up.
I come from a very creative and brainy background. My dad's a psychologist and blues musician, and my mom is a pediatric surgeon and painter. I know, that's unusual. I grew up being taught how to play a ridiculous number of instruments (violin, cello, piano, trumpet, harp, guitar, bass, etc.) but drums have been my mainstay for years. I've played in several bands, toured half of the US, recorded about 4.5 albums. I hate to call myself a musician though. I really don't want to become that cliche' of the Californian struggling artist-guy. I'm not struggling, and I don't have delusions of grandeur. If I were to choose music as my professional field, I would probably want to be behind the scenes as a producer or label-owner.
I am a California surfer, skater, snowboarder. I grew up being active in all of these things and they're pretty much the only exercise I get. I'm a really big animal-lover, I donate to the ASPCA and Humane Society. I have two dogs, chocolate labs, called Bill and Beatrix.
I'm a very independent and strong-willed person. Sometimes that manifests as me not being the friendliest person around, but I'm honestly just not easily impressed. I'm pretty picky about who I have in my life, since I've always been around really great and trustworthy people. When it comes to the opposite sex, I'm either 100% committed or I don't date at all. I don't believe that a person can legitimately fall in love several times in their life. I'm very aggressive and if I think I've found someone special (which has only happened once), I will pursue until they're mine.