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 don't know who takes care of the audiences after I'm done. Someone else probably.
I'm a foreign service brat. Both my parents were U.S. diplomats and I grew up in several different countries. I didn't actually live in the U.S. permanently until I was 12.
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.
So I'm working for the time being, while I save up for grad school.