Personal Information

Born in 1981 in Fort Collins, Colorado, we moved to beautiful Bozeman, Montana before my second birthday. It was there that my younger sister, Cheryl, was born in 1984. I started school two years later and have pretty much been doing that ever since. Since both of my parents are professors it's probably not surprising that I've spent most of my life in a classroom.

Growing up in Montana I learned to love the outdoors; camping, hiking, skiing and playing sports. Oddly enough I never took up hunting or fishing, although Montana is a great place for both - the movie A River Runs Through It was filmed just a few miles from my house.

After graduating high school in 1999 I attended college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. There I earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, as well as a second bachelor's degree in Mathematics. I also started playing volleyball competitively as a member of the RPI Club Volleyball Team.

From there I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2003 to pursue graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University. While in Pittsburgh I met my fiance, Danielle. We are getting married in June of next year. She is originally from Maine and loves being outside, especially if she can be near the ocean.

While working towards my master's degree in Computer Science I also led the Club Volleyball Team for two seasons and organized the Graduate Student Volleyball League for three. I am currently seeking employment to begin applying what I have learned over the past 20 years.
I've spent nearly all of my life in school. While there I worked on several research topics, gained some teaching experience, and earned a few degrees. If you want to read all the boring details, feel free to peruse my resume.

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