I grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan, so surrounding
myself with family and good people is very important to me. After
high school, I went to IIT in Chicago and earned an Aerospace
Engineering degree. I decided to avoid the real world for a little
while longer, so I joined the Peace Corps and spent 2 years
teaching children math and physics in a village in West Africa. I
feel like this experience has shaped my perspective on what life is
really about—I’m very tolerant of different political and religious
beliefs, and truly enjoy learning to see the world from someone
else’s perspective. While this experience has changed the way I
view the world, being exposed to other cultures and perspectives in
many ways helps you to understand yourself and your own culture
better. I still believe in the small town values that I learned as
a kid: treat others as you would like to be treated, respect your
neighbors, work hard, play harder, and support your family.
I am fairly new to Atlanta—I moved here about two years ago so I
could be closer to much of my family, who have also relocated here.
So far, I am loving what this city has to offer: great food, fun
people, good music, and lots of outdoor activities like boating,
camping, and hiking. I know a few neighborhoods pretty well, but I
feel like there is a lot more to explore in the city, and would
love to see it from a local’s perspective.
I don't really have a checklist of what I'm looking for in a woman,
other than someone who is honorable and has a great sense of humor.
I am looking for someone who embraces life with an open heart and
an open mind, and who enjoys both the simple things like game
nights with friends, or a good movie, as well as the rare,
life-changing experiences like traveling to exotic locations or
jumping out of planes.