I'm a curious person who isn't afraid of (smart) risk. I backpacked through Europe and got deported from the UK for working without a permit. I developed, owned, operated and successfully sold Chicago's first brick-and-mortar handmade items craft boutique, Mint. I did that for fun while working at WBEZ. I'm comfortable in uncomfortable situations.
I have 1/3 of my Masters in Geography with an emphasis on communications around natural and human-made disasters. I did that after selling my business. I'm just fascinated by it. I spent a recent birthday at a three-day Natural Hazards Center conference in Boulder, CO.
I'm an avid hiker/explorer/traveler and now get to live and do amazing things where there are mountains and lots of outdoor space.