30Sevierville, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a quick-witted, fun-loving, outgoing guy with an incurable case of wanderlust. Having lived and worked across the country, you might even call me a geographic oddity. I'm a mix of southern hospitality, east coast sensibilities, and west coast ambition. My life's motto is "I'll try anything twice." This applies to food, places, and people. It's a big world out there, and I want to experience it all.
What I’m doing with my life
New(ish) to East TN. I work as a park ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Currently pursuing my Masters in Parks and Natural Resource Management as well. In case it wasn't pretty obvious, my personal politics tend to revolve around public lands. I love to be outdoors, and try to find and excuse to go backpacking, hiking, and camping whenever possible.

I joined this website in order to meet some new people and share some new experiences, be it roaming through the city, visiting a museum, going for a hike, or drinks at a bar.
I’m really good at
- Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping
- Making guacamole
- Fixing your computer
- Photography
- Assembling IKEA furniture
- Teaching
- Building a campfire
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a lot to say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
- American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
- Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
- The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
- The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
- Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
- The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman)
- A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson)

I'm also a HUGE comic book aficionado, especially Marvel titles from the 80's & 90's.

Other favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, Alan Moore, Nevada Barr, Richard Knaack, Weis & Hickman, Robert Jordan, Ursula Le Guin, R.A. Salvatore. I'm also partial to select works by classical authors, such as Twain, Thoreau, Kipling, and Hemmingway.

I read a lot of non-fiction as well, mostly biographies, histories, or science/natural history.

- The Shawshank Redemption
- Gangs of New York
- O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- Fight Club
- Avatar
- The Prestige
- Good Will Hunting
- Dead Poets Society

Also love classic films and period pieces, especially film noir, Hitchcock, and westerns. Anything with Robert Redford or Jimmy Stewart.

- Last Week Tonight
- Stranger Things
- The Venture Brothers
- Westworld
- The Tudors
- Game of Thrones

For the most part I listen almost exclusively to heavy metal. If it's progressive, melodic or technical, I'll probably enjoy it. A lot of my favorite bands hail from regions such as Norway, Finland, Sweden, & the rest of Europe. I also have a strong appreciation for classic rock, and to a lesser degree blues, jazz, folk, and even classical. If it weren't for these pioneering genres then I couldn't enjoy metal as it exists today.

- Sushi (Seafood of almost any variety, actually)
- Fajitas
- Mediterranean cuisine (Greek/Italian/French)
- German cuisine
- Anything with avocado on it
- The perfect craft beer
Six things I could never do without
- Google
- Campfires
- Mountains
- Books
- Lists
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How Theodore Roosevelt would deal with the world today
On a typical Friday night I am
On my days off, I enjoy going out and exploring - be it a museum, park, or merely losing myself in the streets of whatever town I happen to be in. As of late, I have been actively hiking, camping, and backpacking. As soon as the weather gets a few degrees warmer I'll be kayaking as well.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
- I have a penchant for sleeping in the buff.
- I secretly enjoy romantic comedies.
- I un-ironically love roadside tourist traps.
You should message me if
- Have a bookshelf (and have read most of the books on it)
- Know the difference between you're/your
- Are a nerd of any kind
- Have diverse taste in food (bonus points if you cook!)
- Love animals (be they furry, feathered, or scaled) and the outdoors
- Like travel; want to see the world
- Have a passion for whatever it is you do and enjoy
The two of us