I love being outdoors and playing just about anything with a ball!
I play basketball twice a week, cycle to school (weather permitting in Ithaca), and have occasionally been seen trying to run up the biggest hill in town. My favorite sport to play is Ultimate, but I follow baseball (go Braves!) and sometimes football (Da Bears). I know, my teams are really bad right now, please don’t remind me. Other sports I enjoy (but am still learning) include: golf, tennis, racquetball, rowing, table tennis, swimming, and cycling.
I also love playing in the dirt! If I wasn’t pursuing a passion in academia I probably would have become a head gardener at a fancy estate. I have maintained a garden during graduate school which has been a fantastic stress reliever. My life’s goals include: hike the Appalachian Trail (all 2,168.1 miles) and visit every National Park in the United States (58 in all).
I am lucky enough to be married to the most talented and beautiful woman I know (Rebecca) and we have three amazing children.