I was born in L.A. and lived here until I was seventeen. At that point I joined the U.S. Airforce for four and a half years, three of which were in Okinawa, Japan.
After getting out of the Airforce, I spent some time in the Florida gulf, lived out there for a year and figured out it was not for me and decided to move back to LA. In retrospect, I appreciated the south, and wouldn't mind visiting it again.
Once I got back to L.A. I finished college and decided it was time to relocate again. I moved to Montana to join the Montana Conservation Corps. They were hiring recently separated veterans to live in the forests of Montana and Wyoming sawing down pine trees that had been affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle (a true pandemic).
Since coming back to LA, yet again, I began working for an great environmental non-profit. We work with 'at-risk' youth in teaching them the awesomeness that is nature.
I currently work in the urban forestry/urban farms division of my organization and I truly love it.
When I am not working, I do a lot of mountain biking. Living in Glendale provides access to miles and miles of trails. I also enjoy going to concerts/ museums and concerts at museums (First Fridays at the NHM are great!)