I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and have also lived in Indiana, Idaho and Colorado prior to moving to Washington in 1999 to work at Western.  My wife, Kaela, is an elementary school teacher in Ferndale, WA, and I have 4 children: Isaac (18), Hannah (16), Joshua (13), and Ella (10).  I like to camp, garden, listen to music, watch movies, and play board/card games.  I also coach rec league youth soccer and manage a high school club team.