I grew up in Eugene as a member of Our Redeemer, although I attended Emmaus for Confirmation classes in middle school. After high school I took a gap year at Holden Village in the Washington Cascades before studying engineering at Valparaiso University. After college I returned to Holden Village for a couple months where I met Katie, my wife. We moved to Portland in 2017 where I worked for Intel (the computer chip manufacturer). Katie began studying for her Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the UO in the fall of 2021 and we moved down to Eugene in January 2022.