They say I learned to run before I learned to walk. I can't dispute this.
I was born in Nebraska, raised from the age of three in southern Kansas, moved to Colorado shortly before my twentieth birthday, and have lived here, mainly in Boulder, for most of my adult life. I have long-standing interests in the martial arts (what brought me to Colorado in the first place) and in robotics, having come to this by way of the potential for robotics to radically transform agricultural practice for the better. More recently I've developed an interest in musical scales built from integer ratios of frequencies (Just Intonation), enough so that it drove me to learn to program for iOS, culminating in an iPad app in 2010 (now removed from the App Store), and building upon that initial skill-set consumes much of my spare time, although I am now at least as interested in applying it to other things, including robotics.