I grew up in Northern Minnesota/ Wisconsin off of Lake Superior and then I moved to the east coast for 10 years for grad school and work. I came back to be closer to my family and because it’s nice to be in a city that has a few more trees in it (the opportunity to find a house with a yard that won’t run me several million dollars in nice too).
I’m a pretty big nerd, especially when it comes to policy, politics, world history … I can probably blame West Wing for all of that. But I really like the idea of engaging with the world, exploring other cultures and making a difference. I'm also a big science fiction fan, love science and have an interest in business and entrepreneurship.
Traveling is another fun thing that I really like to do during my free time. I have a list of places that I want to explore both locally and globally. I would love to camp more and my brother and I keep talking about taking a train trip out west (he did it a few years ago and I think it would be fun to go again). I did a lot of family fishing trips to Canada when I was a kid and love to explore the National Park System with my friends now. I had a great time at Yellowstone a couple of years ago.
Books, Art, History, Architecture, Museums, Science, Space Exploration. I really like exploring and learning about new things. Good martinis, whiskey, wine, beer …
When I’m not busy working I’m probably hanging out in a coffee shop reading, out taking pictures (photography is a hobby of mine and I just recently upgraded to a Nikon 7200 Digital camera) and exploring the Twin Cities and learning about this city. I can fall into habits with my favorite places, but I love discovering new places to try out.
So, in summary, I’m a outgoing nerd at heart (is secretly afraid people think he’s dull) who loves the outdoors, traveling and fun adventures, and is looking for a partner in crime to enjoy life's pleasures with.
Music: Music: I’m all over the place. Sometimes it’s the stuff you hear on the radio, sometimes classical, sometimes it’s something from the other side of the globe. Spotify and YouTube are very much my friends.
Movies: I love going to see movies. Sci-Fi, Action, Drama, Comedy, Horror. Star Wars, Star Trek, Iron Man, The Avengers, Sherlock Homes, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Fast & The Furious series, Legends of the Fall, Seven Years in Tibet, World War Z, Zombieland, old movies, new movies
TV Shows: GoT, Roadies, How I Met Your Mother, Walking Dead, Blue Blood, West Wing, Firefly, Blue Bloods....
Food: I love trying new things. Japanese, Spanish, BBQ, Italian, Indian, Chinese, German, American. I’m pretty interested in trying most things at least once (but maybe don’t try to give me an Andrew Zimmern challenge)
2. My Camera
3. A good book
6. A good cup of coffee
Where do I want to be? What do I want to do next? The norms that plague most people.