I was born in Dayton, Ohio, where I lived for I have no idea how long, before moving to Warren, Ohio, where I have my first memory of a very ugly orange carpet. From there, my family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where I lived happily for several years playing in backyards, getting lost in the woods, and exploring the creepy basement of the garage where we lived. My dad then switched jobs, and we moved to Stillman Valley, Illinois. It was pretty sweet there, but we didn’t stay long, as not two years later, our family moved to Amherst, New Hampshire, where I continued until I graduated from Souhegan High School in 2008.
After graduation I switched coasts spent a year attending Brigham Young University studying Electrical Engineering, before serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (I’m Mormon! Surprise!) in Santiago, Chile, during which I lived through the magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the day before my mom’s birthday. She didn’t appreciate the humor of it. After my mission I returned to BYU, and changed majors to Computer Science, with a double in Spanish, and here I am now, and will be until sometime in 2016.
My family loves road trips, and that adventurous spirit has stuck with me! I’ve been to every state except Alaska, along with my whole family. As a kid I played with K’NEX, sang, and loved life. Music runs in my family. From a young age I took piano lessons (but never got very good), sang in an auditioned acapella choir in high school, took classes on music production, and following my return from Chile, have continued writing music, and now manage a local band, work as a web developer, and also work producing live music as a hobby.