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Height:  6'0 Weight:  175 lbs. Alumni Status:  BSEE/BA
Location:  Houston Favorite Baseball Team:  Astros
Natural Enemies:  Skunkbears

Athletic Ability: Decent. Exercise Regimen 4-5x week for the past 15 years. Leavened in yoga and no longer scoff at it; you try doing reverse half-moon after doing warrior three. Average chess player (~1650 USCF, for those who follow that sort of thing) and believe that it is a sport.

Sartorial Style: Work: Business casual - Long-sleeved, button down shirts. Never-Iron slacks.
Home: ND T-shirts, cargo shorts.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: Diet Dr. Pepper. Only assholes drink Mr. Pibb.

Political Philosophy: Former Republican, while growing up under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush. For the past 20 years, conversations with both my wife and two other good friends have led me slowly away from the party, but the party has moved as well on issues of social justice, immigration, gun rights / responsibilities and the environment. I also acknowledge some change on my views of tax / spend policy and corporate ethics. Enjoy snarky remarks and satire, but disinclined toward cynicism. Do not view the US government as an inherently evil institution. See free trade and free movement of labor as forces of good in the world. Appreciate NATO and hold the US military in the highest regard. View life as sacred and beginning at conception; consequently I favor neither abortion nor death penalty. I like balanced, rational discussion, so having some degree of empathy with the person you’re talking with is always appreciated. Concession in arguments is done far too little.

Religious Philosophy: Cafeteria Catholic - unfortunately, Mom is alive to see that.
At the same time, I think my Mom is the greatest and my Dad converted from Protestantism later in my life so we can both make fun of her. Plus, church history is too fascinating not to be Catholic.

Musical Favorites: U2, Rage Against the Machine, Killers, Beethoven, Beatles, Jimi, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Pink Floyd, GNR, Led Zeppelin, Chopin, The White Stripes, Philip Glass, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Weezer, Green Day, Wagner, Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes, Oasis, Dvorak, The Black Keys, Muse, Franz Ferdinand. Always willing to learn more.

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: "[name redacted], you must be twins, there's no way one person could be that stupid." - Lou Holtz

Miscellaneous Data: First hands lain on me in this world were Dr. Robert Williams.