I was born on October 10th, 1982 in Afton Wyoming of the beautiful Star Valley. I was raised on a small dairy farm in Freedom, which was homesteaded by my great-great grandparents in the late 1800’s. We farm with my uncle and his family, which was fortunate for I was able to work with my cousin Marcus since neither one of us have any brothers. Growing up on the farm I learned to enjoy the beautiful things around me, which has lead to my love of photography. I graduated from Star Valley High School in 2001, and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints from 2002-2004 in the beautiful California Ventura Mission. After returning from my mission I worked on the farm and for the school district until January of 2005, at which time I began school at BYU-Idaho, where I am currently attending.
As I mentioned above, I am currently attending school at BYU-Idaho. I am majoring in Computer Information Technology (which should allow me to work in the IT department for corporations and such). I will shortly be off-track for the summer, so I will be farming and doing work for the School District and enjoying the outdoors and life in general. Needless to say, homework is not exactly my best friend, so I will be glad to be out for a few months. While I am at school I work for Syringa Networks, which handles the Internet Tech Support for some of the local phone companies.
My hobbies include computers, motorbikes, snowmobiles, photography, and farming. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and the occasional lan party, where I get to blow up my friends in a friendly game of Quake. I am a big Mac fan, I believe that OS X is far superior to Windows, and I enjoy surfing the internet without worrying about all of the stuff that Windows users have to worry about. I believe MacWorld Magazine put it best when they described using Windows as a “dangerous neighborhood.” Not to mention that Exposé is just too cool, a system-wide spell checker is just too handy, and I enjoy being able to say 1¢ instead of $.01. Microsoft has too much money and does not do give enough back to the world in terms of innovation. So please take a moment and go here. Now that you have read all of that, you should have a good understanding of my personality 🙂
Update: I graduated from BYU Idaho in April 2009, with my degree in Computer Information Technology. I am currently working for Lincoln County School District #2. I will also shortly be starting my masters degree from Keller University’s online program, with a degree in Masters of Information Systems Management.