I'm interested in anything that gets me outside. In the summer this usually takes the form of running, biking, rock climbing, hiking, back country camping and ultimate frisbee. In the winter it's skiing, more running, more biking and feeble attempts to stay upright on a pair of ice skates. I also enjoy birding year round, helping out with prescribed burns to restore prairie or oak savannah habitats when I can and hunting for turkey and deer in the spring and fall. I'm big on traveling and I am particularly interested in the languages, cultures and histories of China and Mongolia. Born and raised next door to Atlanta, I'm a sucker for good southern cooking, particularly fried chicken, peach cobbler and sweet tea.