I equate design with problem solving—and want it to change the status quo, to improve people’s lives.

I love that I grew up in a small Wisconsin town, but can’t quite resist the energy of a big city.

I like to get up early while everything is still quiet. Perhaps because my dad always insisted that we get up before the fish.

I like the outdoors and exploring the unknown. You can spot me running in the park and traveling across the globe.

I care about the environment, my food choices and support local sustainable agriculture (and sustainable life for that matter).