I'm a California transplant who has found himself in Atlanta for
med school. I'm still getting to know this city, but you could
probably find me in Piedmont Park or a coffee shop by day and the
Brickstore by night. I'm into new music (the more obscure the
better), and like to discover new music, so I'd love to hear what
you're into. I'm something of an introvert and am probably more
comfortable in small groups than big parties, but I've been known
to karaoke with the best of 'em. I grew up a fencer, so by
definition I'm pretty awkward at pretty much every other sport, but
I enjoy 'em nonetheless. Whenever I get a chance, I try to get out
of the city and find a good hike. I'm into good books and movies,
and getting together with people talk about life. I've travelled a
lot back in the day (New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Japan, Costa
Rica, Haiti), and would like to do some more more once I get the
chance. My friends say I'm pretty chill and easy-going, and have a
weird, self-degrading sense of humor.
My faith is really important to me and has a big influence on what
motivates me and how I see the world. I'm not really into the
mainstream Christian subculture, and try to live out my faith
thoughtfully and authentically in a way that tangibly benefits and
redeems this city, imperfect though my efforts may be. Christian
community gets me through life, and I'm looking for someone who
also loves, walks with and sometime struggles with Jesus.
There's a lot more to say than can fit in this little box, but I'm
really more interested in hearing your story. So hit me up! I'll
get back to you.
What I’m doing with my life
Generally, just pretending to be an adult and hoping no one catches
on. Specifically, I'm starting a residency in Pediatrics here in
I’m really good at
- Guitar and singing (though "really good" is probably pushing
- Used to swing dance
- Quoting Arrested Development
- Fencing. Really bad at every other sport, but I'll work hard and
have fun doing it.
- Getting my mords wixed up
- Someone once told me I was a good listener, but I don't know; I
wasn't really paying attention
- Talking about things that matter
The first things people usually notice about me
- "Hey! You look like this guy I know!"
- "Whoa, you look tired."
- Today's was "You have a good energy about you."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Brothers K, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Cutting for
Stone, Mere Christianity, working on a biography on Dietrich
Movies: Once, Garden State, Office Space, This is Spinal Tap,
Zoolander, Good Will Hunting
Shows: Arrested Development, Scrubs, Portlandia, The Office, Curb,
Modern Family, 30 Rock, and Downton Abbey (that's right: I'm secure
enough in my manhood to admit it).
Music: Arcade Fire, The National, Mumford and Sons, M Ward, Local
Natives, Youth Lagoon, M83, Alt-J, Lumineers, Lord Huron, Horse
Feathers, among so many others...
Food: Not as picky here; I'm up for whatever
The six things I could never do without
- My family
- Mountains to go hiking through
- My headphones
- Really good friends and really good conversations
- Peanut butter
(and, apparently, lists...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Honestly, I spend a lot of time time thinking about who God is and
how He's playing himself out in my work and relationships. That's
big picture stuff. On a daily basis, I'm thinking about what's for
lunch and how to get through the day without looking too stupid. So
far, it's not going too well...
On a typical Friday night I am
probably either out at the Brickstore with a couple of friends,
playing some kind of dorky board game a buddy's house, at a
concert, or at a coffee shop reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is kind of an aggressive question, OKC, but for now I'll admit
that sometimes Carly Rae Jepsen comes on the radio and I don't
change the station :-/
You should message me if
- you know Jesus to the extent that you struggle with Him sometimes
and want to make His redemptive work real in this city.
- you're into the indie/folk/acoustic/local music scene.
- you're okay with going out for a drink or hike every now and
- you can laugh at yourself on a regular basis.