What town did I grow up in? Honeoye Falls, New York.
Where did I meet my wife, Kristin? Auckland, New Zealand in 2006.
What breed of dog do we have and what is her name? We have a Siberian Husky named Kaikoura. She is named after a town in New Zealand, where Kristin and I met.
What activities do I enjoy?
Hanging out with the people I love.
Hiking (preferably with Kaikoura). Favorite local park is
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Virginia.
Watching and playing sports. I'm a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and Virginia Tech Hokies.
Outdoor activities. As mentioned above, I'm an avid hiker. but I also love skiing, running, kayaking, and anything that can provide a good adventure.
Enjoying good music. The Newport Folk Fest has become an annual pilgrimage for Kristin and me. It is an event that we look forward to each year.
Movies. Favorites include: Die Hard, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Cocktail, American Pie, American Pie 2, Superbad, the Police Academy series, Mallrats, Clerks, the James Bond series, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Knocked Up, Dazed and Confused, Brazil. I'm also a big fan of horror films, especially the slasher subgenre.
Craft beer. I am primarily an IPA guy, but I enjoy most kinds of beer (except for wheat beers, sorry Blue Moon).
Learning. I love to continue to learn and read about subjects that interest me. Subjects include (but are not limited to): physics, astronomy, psychology, international relations, history, politics, biology, data science, and economics.
Doing good. I try my hardest to devote time and money to worthwhile causes. I have a lot of issues that I am passionate about, including animal welfare, human rights, and the environment. A couple organizations that I volunteer for are: Pet Harbor Rescue and Referral and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.