I am an animal person. I refuse to discriminate between cats and dogs, men and women, salty and sweet, and other sorts of juxtapositions. I was raised in Upstate New York and attended the State University at Buffalo. After two semesters, I took time off to reorganize my thoughts while living and working in some of the country's most beautiful places. I am a live music enthusiast! I love to groove, hoop, and hack. I also love to eat raw garlic (good for you!) and lots of ice cream (not so good). I am very excited to be given the opportunity to explore the Umatilla National Forest!