My family owns a paddle sport business in Abbotsford. If you like paddling, there is no one better to know than me. I have paddled much of BC, and a couple thousand kilometers of river in the Northwest territories, including the Nahanni and Thelon rivers.
At 18 I joined the US Army. I signed up for two years, mechanized Infantry, Hooah! 9/11 happened just before my contract ran out, so I re-enlisted and went to Iraq for a year. Good times! I was also deployed to New Orleans after the hurricanes, picking up bodies and chasing looters. Lots of animal rescue stuff too. Good times again! All told, I was in for six years. Now I'm out. If you put a couple beers in me an ask a few questions, I can be hard to shut up.
I have a degree in psychology from UFV. I wrote in the school paper, was involved in student govt and worked at the campus pub, all that jazz. I'm currently working on another degree, this time in psychiatric nursing at Douglas College. That's right, I'm going to be a male nurse!
I've been known to play video games. I've loved them since I played the original Zelda, Warcraft, and Duke Nukem. Currently I'm into Planetside 2. I just recently cancelled my WoW subscription.
I am an atheist. I don't typically raise the issue, but if it comes up in conversation I will not be shy about it. I am prepared to politely defend my position.
I have a pretty big jeep, and I love camping. LOVE IT. And I'm not talking about your RV Park, or your logging road just off the highway. I'm talking about going so deep into the woods you had best be careful, because it might take several hours to get to a hospital. (I've still got my tricked out aid kit from Iraq, one of my more prized possessions for practical and sentimental reasons) I know a ton of great places in the Fraser Valley and beyond, I just need someone to go with!
I have two phenomenal kids, and until recently, a wife. Let's just say the story involves her and one of my oldest friends. This makes me sad :( It is also the reason I am on this site, writing this bio. I'm not looking for a new mom for my kids, just for something to make me feel better. That could be making a couple new friends, I would honestly be quite happy with that. I'm really impressed with this website, the people that get the higher match ratings seem like people I would really see myself spending time with.