I am a Minnesota transplant, having previously lived on the east and west coasts. Although I love living here, I miss real mountains. Since I can’t ski and mountain-climb as much as I’d like, it’d be great to meet someone who can show me something new, or learn along with me. I recently started rock climbing, and I'm interested in learning open-water kayaking and maybe ice climbing.
I'm a bit of a science nerd. It's my career: I did graduate research on solar energy technology and still work in related areas. More generally, I get great pleasure out of understanding the details of how little everyday things work. But I try to pursue diverse interests to keep myself balanced: I love reading novels, baking pizzas from scratch, cooking vegetable curries, and brewing my own beer. I have an herb garden on my windowsill.