I live in Sioux Center, IA, with my wife, daughter, son, and cat. My wife says that I can make anything nerdy, which I take as a badge of honor. My nerdy hobbies include:


In November 2019 I decided to go for a run. I couldn’t walk the next day, but I was hooked. As of the end of 2022, I’ve run six half marathons and three marathons, with one of each planned for 2023.

Tabletop gaming

I’ve played board games with my wife and friends for years, but recently jumped into the deep end of modern hobbyist gaming. My current favorites are Terraforming Mars, anything by Splotter, and the genre of 18xx train games.