I'm originally from Manhattan, Kansas; my mother and father are both professors at Kansas State. I have a wonderful, lovely partner Korryn Mozisek who is a faculty member in the Vice Provost for Education's office and the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University
I spend a lot of time working, as one might expect. When I stumble over spare time, I like to play poker, garden, or ride my bike.
Korryn and I have adopted former racing greyhounds through Steel City Greyhounds. Although I was never really a dog person, I've found greyhounds to be truly amazing pets. Despite being "working dogs" that generally get very little human attention, greyhounds tend to be friendly and relaxed around people, even children. I would really encourage anyone considering a dog to adopt one.