I am a student of life. I am enamored with understanding who we are
as people and why the world has become what it is. In the past few
years I finished up a bachelors in colonial Latin American history,
traveled to south east Asia and spent 6 months traveling from
Mexico to Nicaragua and back. I am always trying to figure out why
people and cultures behave the way they do and imagine what may
have been and what might happen in the future.
I was a teacher for 10 years before I ran away to travel. I loved
it but I really got tired of the structure. So, I quit and ran off
to travel until I learned to bring the traveler attitude back with
me. Now, I've got things worked out pretty great. It's much more
fun to have the freedom to take months of vacation whenever I want
to and pursue the kinds of projects that I care about. Basically,
I'm digging life and I'm looking to meet people who love life and
want to enjoy it to the fullest. I get one go at this whole living
thing, I figure, and I want to enjoy the hell out of it.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now, I split my time between working as an arborist(read:
urban lumberjack) and running a production studio with my partner.
The tree work is pretty fun and has the added benefit of being a
full body gym. A really tiring and dirty full body gym. The
production work is what I truly love. I write, direct the creative
process and keep clients happy while my partner does all the heavy
lifting with the art. So, you know, a perfect fit for an outgoing
On top of that, I love to play guitar with friends, cook giant
meals for everyone at whatever event I might have planned, and
taking random 3 and 4 day weekends to do whatever needs doin'.
I’m really good at
Let's see, in no particular order:
I'm an excellent cook; I love making Thai, Indian, Mexican and
Ethiopian food the most.
I am a very good story teller and love to share/hear stories all
I am a great communicator; I am very patient and seek to find a
balance where everyone feels they've said/gotten what they
I am very, very good at relaxing. I'm not sure if that's a skill
worth mentioning but I'm seriously good at enjoying the present
I'm getting good at the guitar and love to play along with or for
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my smile or my attitude. I tend to get along with people
pretty easily. Maybe my roguish good looks?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books. I could fill this page with beloved books. A quick and
random list of favorites: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance, Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough; Sherlock
Holmes(all of it) by Arthur Doyle; Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee; Cloud
atlas by David Mitchell; World War Z by Max Brooks; Anything
written by Noam Chomsky; Island by Aldus Huxley; Jonathon Strange
and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke.
Movies: The Fountain; The Big Lebowski; Emperor's New Groove;
Layercake; Blazing Saddles; Code 46; Ip Man; Aguirre, the wrath of
God; Kung Fu Panda; Super Troopers; The Royal Tenenbaums; the
Music: Bon Iver; Of Monsters and Men; Pickwick; Gillian Welch; Neko
Case; M. Ward; Edit; Balmorhea; Department of Eagles;The xx; Broken
Social Scene; Cloud Cult; Throw Me The Statue; Crystal
Castle;Hercules and Love Affair;Iron and Wine; Lykke Li; M83;Old
Crow Medicine Show;Scissor Sisters; Rock Plaza Central.
The six things I could never do without
A computer and internet access. I love knowledge at my
Something to read.
Music or a guitar to play.
Warm clothing when it's cold.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The connections between what I'm seeing/experiencing and the story
of how it got there. Fictional stories I'm working on. Or maybe I'm
trying to figure out why people are doing something I don't
understand, like rampant capitalism or unending warfare. In
general, I spend a lot of time thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
With friends making dinner, having some drinks, playing board games
and laughing the whole time. Or maybe we just made it to our
campground and we're setting up in the dark. Or at a show with
friends. Who has a typical Friday night anyway?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My cheery optimism lightly covers a cynics heart. Or perhaps it's
the other way around. Not a whole lot else on a social media site.
You should message me if
You've got passion and want something from life. Even if it's just
to live this life gracefully.