35 Golden, United States
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What I’m doing with my life
Following where the opportunities lead. In recent years I started two small companies, worked on developing a board game, renovated a house, and worked as a technology scout for the Department of Energy. Excited to start up my own lab at NREL soon in Golden!

For fun it's typically a random assortment of guitar, brewing, board games, and cooking meals that involve the best ingredients I can find and generous amounts of butter. Over seven years in Blacksburg, Virginia I got into a bunch of outdoor sports- climbing, mountain biking and backcountry skiing are at the top of the list right now.

A few years back, I was in the Army. I lucked out, and it was a great experience for me, despite having an intense job. Lived in Germany, traveled all over Europe plus Morocco for fun... and Iraq for work. The folks I met in those years showed me how great working with truly passionate people could be.
I’m really good at
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Recently it's been Superforecasting, Antifragile, and Thinking Fast and Slow (still working on this one). Before that- Name of the Wind! So good.

Huge fan of well-written shows and movies, things like Cosmos, 30 Rock, Sherlock, In a World... Really well-done science fiction and fantasy stuff too - Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, Interstellar, Sunshine

Music-wise, Alt-J, the New Pornographers, Boards of Canada, and Goat Rodeo come to mind. Especially enjoy listening to groups that really nail the boundary between two great types of music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The very large and the very small
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking a pint or two of the best beer I can get my hands on
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I disarmed roadside bombs for a few months while deployed to Iraq 05-06. It was an intense, formative experience.

Also, my screen name on here is a reference to a band I was in... we played open mic nights :)