I'm a high energy guy with a passion for the outdoors and exploring this endlessly beautiful, diverse, and fascinating planet. I appreciate really random humor (I can definitely be a goofball sometimes), and I think animals are hilarious. I work in international development because I think extreme poverty can be eliminated worldwide in my lifetime. I love reading, running, hiking, writing, listening to music, baseball, college basketball, talking about the world and what's happening around it, and the continued pursuit of knowledge. I try to live as simply as I can because I think it helps me focus on what's most important to me: adventure, an active lifestyle, learning,and relationships with friends and family.