About Me

An unordered set of facts about me:

  • I live for the outdoors, whether it’s backpacking, climbing, river tubing, or just working outside
  • I’ve been long-distance trail running for over a decade and powerlifting for the last 7 years or so
  • I’ve spent a total of two winter months taking care of an off-the-grid cabin in Alaska along with its 10 resident reindeer
  • When I was much younger, I played Pokemon cards at a nationally competitive level
  • My first “machine learning” project was coding a genetic algorithm (but back then I just knew it as “stochastic optimization”)