29 Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
I grew up in a small town outside of Boston and moved to California five years ago for grad school. Very much a New Englander at heart, but I feel at home here in the Bay Area too.

Environmental causes are really important to me and so far I've focused my education and work around energy and the environment. I really liked Captain Planet when I was growing up and I guess haven't stopped.

I'm very much an extrovert, and enjoy the outdoors, all Boston sports, good puns, coming up with fitting names for things, and making people laugh. In friends and relationships, I really value kindness, sense of humor, a love of nature, and spontaneity.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a wonderful job in downtown Oakland, working on creating energy efficient and affordable buildings.

It's been many "winters" in California, but I still can't shake the habit from growing up with seasons to make the most of it when the weather is nice. I also like rock climbing and try and climb with friends indoors a couple days each week.

Over the past year I've been teaching myself guitar, and I'm finally getting the point where I can hold my own when playing with other people. I'm very excited about this.
I’m really good at
Photography, rock climbing, kayaking, working with my hands, math, baseball, story-telling, making appetizers with cheese*, improvising, Bananagrams.

*not sure if I'm actually good at this, or if it's that I exclusively make appetizers with cheese
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm usually laughing or have a camera in front of my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: some artists I've enjoyed on Pandora recently - Wilco, Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Iron & Wine, Foo Fighters, Neil Young, The Shins, Smashing Pumpkins. I like mostly anything, but I'm really not into EDM, to put it out there.

Books: Two of my favorites I've read recently are The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. One of my all time favorites is Ursula Le Guin's Earth Sea series. And, full disclosure: total Harry Potter fan.

TV is good. I usually like comedies and I'll always watch an episode of Parks and Rec. That being said I finished True Detective Season 1 recently and it was phenomenal.

I don't watch as many movies as I should. I'll watch any movie that isn't overly gory or horror.
The six things I could never do without
Family & Friends (I'd hope everyone would put these two)
A Camera
Fresh produce
Burritos (mostly serious about this).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Honestly, more than I'd like to admit, it's what I'm going to eat next. That and flip flopping between wanting to get a dog immediately and reminding myself that I should wait a few years. And day dreaming about traveling to beautiful places I see in photos. Most recently I've been fixating on South America.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends sharing a beer or two after a long work week, or heading out on a hiking/camping trip for the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually still really enjoy collecting rocks and shells at the beach...
You should message me if
You have a good pun to share or think you could beat me at Banagrams. Or, of course, if you feel like it!