personal  
I have many passions outside the academic  
realm, the most important being my wife and  
sons. I spend as much time with them as I can.  
The boys like walks in the park, and Audrey likes  
to spend a simple night at home with just  
the two of us and a cup of hot cocoa. I also play  
the guitar. I have been playing for about twelve  
years--I will always remember the number  
because I started playing a month before my little  
brother Jake was born. I am pursuing a playing  
style similar to Andy McKee and Antoine Dufour