Hello there! I hail from Chicago, Illinois where I live a glamour-filled life most succinctly described by the films The Blues Brothers and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I studied Environmental Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also received a Geology minor. After interning at the Field Museum of Natural History, working on a local independent film, and painting houses, I am ready to spend some time in the rugged outdoors! In my free time I enjoy boating, watching cartoons, going to concerts and music festivals, and playing my harmonicas.