I am the kind of person who can see an adventure in anything. Sometimes this means climbing mountains, and other times it means wandering the streets of a new city, or trying out a new restaurant. No matter what flavor, I feel that most adventures are better when they are shared.
I work at Oregon State University helping low-income students stay in school, and I do research and teach on the side. I really enjoy working in the college environment, and I hope to make significant contributions to my field. My job is equal parts challenging and fun, and it is never dull.
Health and well-being are important to me. I take time for myself to recharge, get outside as much as I can, and try to eat well. I can't remember the last time I went to fast-food or any kind of chain restaurant. Give me a good farm-to-table place any day. I used to do triathlons, but injuries have sidelined my running for the time being. I cycle, backpack, hike, kickbox, and do yoga to stay in shape. I find tremendous good in spending time with animals, and there is never a day where music does not play a role in my life. I think that wellness is multi-faceted and complex.
I am looking for someone who enjoys many of the things that I do, and who also is going to open my eyes to new things.
Beyond that I guess here are a few other things about me:
- I play guitar and write my own songs - sometimes I perform in coffee shops
- I review wine, beer, and spirits for a blog and a local magazine
- Travel is a big part of my life
- I rarely cook the same thing twice...mostly because I never follow recipes