I've lived in Oregon since my birth, if you ignore the time I spent earning part of my college degree in the Mountain West and living abroad in Japan as a volunteer. I've been married to one woman for over a decade, and we are proudly raising three boys. I love the Portland Trail Blazers and Oregon Ducks football, but I enjoy participating in sports--cycling, running, soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee--even more. I like gadgets, though I'm usually behind the curve on actually owning any of them. I consider reading, writing, and photography my favorite non-physical activities.