I am currently an assistant professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington, a small picturesque liberal-arts University in the Pacific Northwest.
I graduated in the spring of 2008 from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Ph.D in Geology and Geophysics under the direction of Dr Donna L. Whitney on lawsonite eclogite and blueschist exposures in west-central Turkey.
My masters, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2003, was carried out under the direction of Dr Michael L. Williams on mesoproterozoic mid-crustal rocks in northern New Mexico.
My undergraduate is from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where I worked as closely as an undergraduate can to Dr Gordon Medaris on the Precambrian evolution of the Great Lakes region.
I am also interested in design, wood, metal and stone work, as well as politics and music. The music component ranges from jazz through new wave into noise rock.