Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I believe in making things happen and that our lives are ours to
mold into whatever we want most. I truly love my life, I am lucky
and know it and appreciate it.
I grew up in the Midwest but never really belonged so I "ran away"
right after college. I have lived in 7 states and worked every job
you can think of from pollinating corn to teaching snowboarding to
sequencing DNA, to chasing birds in Mexico. In Colorado I fell in
love with real snow and the Rocky Mountains and the West in general
but I moved 13 times in 9 years before moving to New Mexico where I
fell in love all over again with the high desert. In academia I
have definitely found my niche. There really aren't many places
that can fit in! Being surrounded by people who are curious, wicked
smart, independent who don't mind getting dirty or being bitten by
various animals is pretty awesome, who accept me for who I am and
actually give a #%$ about the world and making a difference is
I like to spend time with friends as stay as active as possible.
Finishing my PhD took a bit of a toll on me and I am working my way
back to what is a more normal fitness and activity level. I
uploaded pics that show the many variations of me from almost
present through my most fit and active. I am working on getting to
somewhere in the middle of that range! Right now I run, swim, and
walk regularly and am hoping to add more variety to those
activities when I live in a place that offers more options!
I love to hike, bird, camp, snowshoe, snowboard etc etc. Pretty
much anything outside that doesn't require a motor. Enjoying the
outdoors requires peace and quiet to hear the birds! I am
infinitely curious and never stop exploring and love being with
people who are always questioning and looking and trying to better
understand the world around them.
I am looking for someone who knows who they are and what they want
in life and is hopefully well on their way to getting it. Someone
active and outdoorsy would be great! I want to get out and move and
explore! Preferably someone smart (this is a real turn on!), witty,
introspective and adventurous.
Ultimately, love wise, I want to be a member of a relationship team
where we work together to meet each other's dreams and goals and
also get through the inevitable tough times. It would be great if
you wanted to push me to explore something new and different than
my usual direction and be willing to be pushed yourself. My life
has been in a pursuit of adventure and change with stability and I
think that is a great model for a relationship. Stability and
safety with someone you can trust plus sharing new experiences and
viewpoints and adventures.
I am fun, smart, and independent
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a professional in a conservation related field and I genuinely
love love love what I do. Currently I live in Missouri but I get to
travel around the US for work and chase cool critters in Mexico
every winter. I guess you could say I am career driven but I would
better describe it as experience driven. I have followed my dreams
my entire life and am in a great place where I get to create great
experiences that I love and that make a difference in the world
too. I have worked really hard for it and am proud of where I have
gotten. If you understand what it means to have a dream and go for
it until you actually achieve it then I already like you!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a friend, finding birds, public speaking, motivating myself
although not necessarily in that order.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Honestly probably my hair which is actually red but gets very blond
from being out in the sun so people always think it is dyed. After
that they probably notice that I am chatty, outgoing and
opinionated. Generally a happy friendly person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love sci fi and fantasy writing so Harry Potter and Lord of the
Rings are a given. I also love the Hunger Games and am reading "The
Dagger and the Coin" series by Daniel Abraham. I also love anything
by Bill Bryson and Douglas Adams.
Music wise I am genuinely in love with Cake and Jack Johnson but I
am not very knowledgable in this arena! Introduce me to something
My favorite movies are still the original Star Wars, although I
love Walk the Line, most things with Sandra Bullock (unless Keanu
Reeves is involved), basically pretty happy movies that don't
remind me how the world can be pretty crappy.
I guess the general theme of my entertainment likes revolves around
things that highlight what is good in the world and how people can
enjoy it or add to it. There is so much genuine suffering and
tragedy in the world. I don't want to focus on it for my down time.
Maybe this is because my career focuses on wildlife conservation
which is pretty depressing at times. My work time is focused on
solutions for ugliness so my down time needs to be filled with what
is awesome about this world that makes it worth fighting for!
Food! Well I kinda love food. Mexican is hands down my favorite.
REAL Mexican though not TexMex. New Mexican food, preferably
southern New Mexican is my favorite American version. I love green
chile and any excuse to eat it. I am pretty adventurous in this
arena and love to try new things so I want to go out and explore!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends, great conversations, pets, a sense of wonder, time
outside, travel and a dream to pursue. (sorry I can't count)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Birds, the state of the world, why can't everyone just get along,
all the places/things I want to see/do in this fabulous
What I want to draw or paint next is a new addition to this thought
process. I have taken up sketching and watercolors and love
I think a lot about friendships and relationships. I have made some
fabulous friends through the years and I value them more than I can
say. I am really looking forward to finding a partner. That is the
only thing that is truly missing in my life right now and I am
excited for it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately, playing E league softball and then going out with the team
afterwards. But typically I am doing something with friends with an
adult beverage in hand.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Hmmm...not very. I guess that I am not someone who falls in love
You should message me if
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You liked what you read and think we could have a good
conversation. Want to know what kind of bird that is in your
backyard. Are also happy and passionate about something and want to
share your life with someone!
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