As for my background, etc., I am a Swedish-American from New Mexico. If you want more details, just ask!
I consider myself fairly open: it's easy to get to know me at first, probably because of my outgoing personality. But there are many twists and turns to my persona that take time to figure out.
An important part of my identity is Judaism. I don't consider myself particularly religious, but I do regularly attend services, both for religious/spiritual and personal/social reasons.
As a pianist, I teach, lecture, and concertize (mostly in the USA in Canada). Forewarning for those that want to discuss my favorite whatever (composers, pianists, etc.) and/or teaching tangents; I am liable to talk your ear off.
In the end, I hope you're interested to keep on reading. :)