I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.
— John Steinbeck

My Montana roots are strong, they gave me a conservation orientation early on, an appreciation for indigenous culture, and an enduring love for the outdoors. Montana taught me how to work hard and play hard. I was fortunate enough to play soccer in college, earning all-region accolades, academic all-state, and serving as co-captain for three years. I continue my appreciation for the game through coaching. 

Reading, music, and independent movies are my daily escape.