Raised in Southern California, I escaped as soon as it was time to
go to college. Unfortunately, I escaped to Minnesota where I was
held as winter prisoner for four years while I divided my time
between video games, drunken political debates, and learning
Japanese. After college it was off to hipster paradise
(Portland,OR) and helping kids in AmeriCorps for a year, then a
brief return home (Los Angeles,CA), then a year teaching English
outside of Tokyo.
Now I live in Tucson where I teach at a Montessori School.
I am intelligent, nerdy, and social
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching 9-12 year-olds and: biking, listening to NPR, watching
Japanese movies, reading comics, playing video games and trying to
pick up new, useless hobbies.
I’m really good at
Mario Kart, teaching, hanging out with kids, charming old people,
and quoting Star Wars. I can also do that thing where I make a
noise with my mouth that sounds like dripping water.
The first things people usually notice about me
EYEBROWS (and sometimes mustache if I'm in that sort of mood)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Haruki Murakami, Ray Bradbury, Garrison Keillor, and Roald
Directors: Beat Takashi, Chan-wook Park, Wong Kar Wai, and Alfonso
Bands: Spoon, Hot Chip, Bon Iver, and Beirut
NPR: Radiolab, All Things Considered, This American Life, and Wait
Wait Don't Tell Me.
TV: Freaks and Geeks, Fringe, Eastbound and Down, SuperJail!, and
The six things I could never do without
- the internet
- science fiction
- my bike
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Childhood vs Adulthood. Comfort vs Adventure. Idealism vs
Practicality. Space. Infinity. Values. Socialism. Originality.
On a typical Friday night I am
If its cold out I'm definitely indoors with my buddies, watching
episodes of whatever, drinking one bottle of something tasty and
then a few more of something cheap, and debating whatever we just
If it's warm, hopefully I'm out and about, seeing a show, and
shaking a leg or two, but I'm probably inside playing video games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Musicals. Love them. Used to be in them.
You should message me if
I'm looking to make some friends here in Tucson. I'm always on the
lookout for: a bike buddy, a video game buddy (n64 proficient. its
on!), a drinking buddy (I'm an IPA man and bar trivia is the bee's
knees) and a dance buddy (whoever looks at their shoes the longest