Many people say that my life has been an eclectic life (and continues to be so). Throughout my life I have been referred to as a student, a martial arts instructor, a theatrical lighting design technician, a videographer, a technical services director, an armed security guard, an infantry soldier, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, an astronomy laboratory teaching assistant, a ground-based remote sensing specialist, a bellhop, a photographer, an artist, a writer, an archaeologist, a physicist, and no matter the profession I have always been a teacher.
I grew up on the Hudson River Valley of New York State, spent 4 years at SUNY @ Geneseo NY, 13 weeks at Ft. Benning Georgia, 4 years at Ft. Drum NY near Watertown, back to Geneseo for 2.5 years, 9 months in Tallahassee Florida, and then off to Corvallis Oregon for 8 years of graduate school. After a 3,000 mile drive my partner Anna and I are happily in Ithaca.
By design my research takes me around the United States and the rest of the Earth when possible. When I am not travelling for research Anna and I enjoy adventuring to known and unknown places. One of the things I really like about travelling for research is that it takes me to places that I would never go to on vacation. Spend a summer in Cambridge, Nebraska and you will know what I mean.