I’m a 31-year old follower of Jesus Christ, and I am also a Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. I earned my Ph.D. in meteorology from Penn State University in summer 2012. My wife Karen & I got married in May 2013, and we live in Broomfield, CO, where we bought a house in September 2014. We’re also expecting our first child in late March 2015!
I love weather, maps, photography, traveling, hiking, board games, playing piano/keyboard at my church, theology, and spending time with friends and family. I’m also a huge sports fan (Penn State, Twins, Vikings, Wild). I’ve lived in all four time zones in the conterminous U.S. (in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, California, and Colorado). I’ve been blessed to travel internationally to Spain, Australia (three times, including studying abroad there for a semester in 2004), New Zealand, Singapore, and Diego Garcia. I’m also a published photographer, with photos of mine appearing in a book on architectural design and a book on the history of Memorial Day — the authors found those photos after stumbling upon my blog!
In the early years of my blog, I used it more as a means to update family and friends with what I was up to. There will still be some of that on occasion, but after not blogging much from 2012-2014, I’d like to use this primarily as a space to write about some topics or articles that I find interesting. I also plan to still highlight some of my photography from time to time. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back!