Recently moved back to Northern VA after living up in Maryland for a while.
I work at a non-profit nature center as a wildlife handler. Basically my job is teaching people about wildlife, using wildlife. I show up with a few animals. People get to see them up close, touch them (if they're safe to touch). The whole point is to give people exposure to wildlife, and educate them about nature and the issues wildlife face. Its a lot of fun. I'm basically paid to play with animals. That is my job. I also take care of them. Not as fun, but it needs to be done obviously.
I'm a foreign service brat. Both my parents were U.S. diplomats and I grew up in several different countries. Been snowboarding for 13+ years. Wish I could do more of it. I toy with the idea of being a snow bum, working as an instructor up in Canada or the Northwest during the winter, then down in New Zealand during the summer, just to have constant snow. I'm definitely a winter kind of guy. Insert game of thrones "winter is coming" reference.
So I'm working for the time being, trying to figure out what to do next and saving up money for grad school.